Category Archives: Search

Thoughts on search technology.

New Django-Solr open source project

Fellow Optarian Sean Creeley has released a Django-Solr integration as an open source project hosted at Google Code. Django is a Python-based web framework. Apache Solr is essentially an XML and JSON API that sits on top of Apache Lucene. … Continue reading

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Two interesting Hibernate projects you should check out

I attended two very interesting Hibernate sessions at JBoss World yesterday. One was on Hibernate Search, the other was Hibernate Shards. Hibernate Search What do you do when your customers add “Google-like search” to the list of requirements for the … Continue reading

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Microsoft to acquire FAST

Looks like Microsoft is going to acquire search vendor FAST. Read CMSWatch coverage here and John Newton’s here.

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Up-coming AIIM webinars on search, BPM

AIIM webinars can be a mixed bag but two are coming up that might be worthwhile: “Redefining Enterprise Search”, sponsored by FAST on 4/26 and “BPM: When is Workflow Not Enough”, sponsored by Doculabs on 5/10. Register for both online … Continue reading

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Documentum ECI can now call Google desktop

EMC Documentum ECI, a federated search technology, has added the ability to search Google Desktop. EMC press release.

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Trends: Chill wind continues to blow for FAST

Trends: Chill wind continues to blow for FAST[CMSWatch]

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Alfresco, Plone make EContent 100

EContent Magazine has posted the EContent 100, an annual list of “…companies that matter most in the digital content industry”. Notable newcomers include open source ECM and Portal platforms Alfresco and Plone. Wiki software provider, SocialText, returns for a second … Continue reading

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Got clarification on the “Free Google Mini” offer

I recently got some clarification from Google on their offer of a free Google Mini Search Appliance. If you buy the regular Google Search Appliance they’ll give you a free Mini. The idea is that you might use the Search … Continue reading

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Google Goes after Verity Customers

Note the interesting tidbit, “…on Tuesday Google began giving away its least expensive Google corporate search product, its Mini, to new Google Enterprise customers…” I’m looking into the details. The price on the Mini has fallen to $2995 but free … Continue reading

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Search IBM Information Integrator from Google

This is a good example of a company taking advantage of a client that gets deployed virally rather than by the IT department… Google, IBM Team Up on PC desktop search

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