Pittsburgh, PA (PressExposure) July 14, 2011 -- A Brief Overview of the Google Search Appliance
Over the years, the name Google has become synonymous with everything search-related. Not only does Google power the world's largest and most popular online search engine, but they also have some of the most sought after products in the field of enterprise search for all sizes of businesses. Used for indexing documents for intranets or over-the-web search utilities for websites, the Google Search Appliance is a rack mounted device targeted towards large businesses. The hardware components are built by Dell Computers and run on Google-engineered software that use an interface similar to Google's very own homepage.
Pittsburgh-based MaxxCAT Enters the Enterprise Search Industry
Formed in 2007, MaxxCAT Corporation was built on the principle of expanding on the growing field of enterprise search by providing an appliance that was simple to use, performed at extreme levels and cost much less than the competition. The first MaxxCAT offering was the SB-250 targeted towards small businesses. MaxxCAT quickly gained notoriety by offering a lean piece of hardware that provided astonishing performance benchmarks at a fraction of the cost of the competition. And because MaxxCAT works closely with customer integration, they were able to expand quickly and implement their already winning formula to create a hefty Google Search Appliance competitor with their comparable EX-5000.
Why MaxxCAT's EX-5000 is a Viable Google Search Appliance Competitor
Aimed towards providing an enterprise search solution for large businesses, the Google Search Appliance comes with a hefty startup cost of $30,000 which is over three times that of the EX-5000 at just $8,995. The EX-5000 goes one step further by also beating the GSA competition [http://www.maxxcat.com/enterprise-search/EX-5000.html] in terms of performance, use and document limit. While the Google Search Appliance can perform search queries at a healthy rate of 300 queries per minute or QPM, the EX-5000 is 10 times faster with a rate of 3,000QPM. In addition to the initial startup cost, GSA also comes with recurring license fees every two years. MaxxCAT's EX-5000 offers lifetime perpetual use without expiring licenses. While the Google Search Appliance can perform unlimited collections of data, it does come with a document storage limit of 500,000. GSA competitor, the MaxxCAT EX-5000 has an unlimited storage limit.
Excelling in nearly every field including cost, performance and storage capacity, it is easy to see why MaxxCAT Corporation is quickly becoming a highly sought after fixture in the field of enterprise search. Their EX-5000 is not only a formidable Google Search Appliance competitor, but it is also a widely adapted device among top businesses worldwide that has helped MaxxCAT to gain a global installation.