SOURCE: Exalead

November 04, 2009 07:10 ET

Exalead Leads Transformation From Enterprise Search Industry to Search Based Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - Exalead, a global leader of search solutions and information access software in the enterprise and on the web, today announced growing industry momentum around search-based applications.

A few examples of the industry's conversation around search-based applications include:

-- In October 2009, IDC published a white paper by leading analyst Sue Feldman titled "The Information Advantage: Information Access in tomorrow's Enterprise." In it, Feldman describes 4 areas: basic search, enterprise search, integrated information access platforms, and search-based applications. She writes, "Of all these segments, search-based applications are the ones that foreshadow how information work will be performed in the future." Exalead has made Feldman's paper on search-based applications available for download on its web site,

-- Leading analyst firm the Butler Group organized a webinar called "Search-Based Applications: Moving Beyond the RDBMS." In it, Butler discusses how, historically, enterprise applications such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Supply Chain Management (SCM) have put RDBMS solutions at the center of their technology. The webinar then talks about how this is changing as vendors of Enterprise Search platforms offer organizations new ways to extend the reach and range of these important applications.

-- Exalead launched a new vendor-agnostic search-based application group on LinkedIn aimed at facilitating the conversation about search-based applications as the industry grows.

-- IDC named Exalead one of their "Innovative Information Access Companies Under $100M to Watch, Highlighting New Ways to Leverage Information Assets"

-- Industry pundit Stephen Arnold, founder of ArnoldIT and author of the "Beyond Search" wrote on Exalead's SBA partnership with Documentum.

People interested in learning more can visit Exalead's web site on search-based applications.

"Index-based SBAs are 100s of times faster than relational database technologies. Our business is growing as more developers realize that a next-generation engine like CloudView meets the needs for most user information search, reporting and access," said Paul Doscher, CEO of Exalead. "We are excited as developers begin to realize the cost savings and innovation that SBAs bring to the market."

About Exalead

Founded in 2000 by Search engine pioneers, Exalead® is a global software provider in the enterprise and Web search markets. Exalead's worldwide client base includes leading companies such as PricewaterhouseCooper, ViaMichelin, GEFCO, American Greetings and Sanofi Pasteur, and more than 100 million unique users a month use Exalead's technology for search. Today, Exalead is reshaping the digital content landscape with a platform, Exalead CloudView™ that uses advanced semantic technologies to bring structure, meaning and accessibility to previously unused or under-utilised data in the disparate, heterogeneous enterprise information cloud. The system collects data from virtually any source, in any format, and transforms it into structured, pervasive, contextualized building blocks of business information that can be directly searched and queried, or used as the foundation for a new breed of lean, innovative information access applications.

Exalead is an operating unit of Qualis, an international holding company, with offices in Paris, San Francisco, Glasgow, Milan and Darmstadt. Readers who wish to gain more information about Exalead can contact (415) 230 3800.

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