SOURCE: Exalead


April 15, 2009 09:00 ET

Exalead Wins Business Intelligence and Analytics 'Product of the Year' Award From

CloudView Search-Based Application Platform Cited as an "Excellent Product That Is Truly Innovative"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) - Exalead, a global provider of information access software for business and the web, today announced that has selected Exalead CloudView as the Gold Award winner in the Business Intelligence and Analytics category for its 2008 "Product of the Year" competition.

Exalead CloudView was chosen from a pool of more than 60 entrants in the overall competition. The awards were judged by the editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of industry analysts and consultants.

According to the review that accompanied the award win, "CloudView, a BI platform from Paris-based Exalead S.A., impressed our judges with its ability to access operational data in near real time, collect and analyze unstructured content, and collect data from multiple sources, including Web-based applications. The platform is also highly scalable, with one CloudView customer reportedly using it to analyze half a petabyte of data in near real time, according to the vendor."

Exalead's CloudView product line includes CloudView OEM and CloudView Search. It is an easy-to-use platform for creating search-based applications that access structured as well as unstructured data such as instant messages, emails, web pages, and multimedia. This new class of search-based applications provides enterprise customers with real-time information on which to make strategic business decisions. GEFCO, for example, one of the largest logistics and transportation services firms in the world, maintains up-to-the-minute intelligence on its supply chain with a searchable "Track and Trace" application built on CloudView and its database offloading technology.

"It's an honor to be recognized by and to be acknowledged for our innovation in bringing scalable web architecture to the enterprise," said Paul Doscher, CEO of Exalead, North America. "Search-based applications that serve critical business goals in real time and offer unified, contextual search across structured and unstructured data sources are the future of information access. With CloudView, Exalead aims to offer a convenient single point of access to the information cloud."

A description of Exalead's review is available at:

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 PricewaterhouseCoopers, Michelin, and American Greetings, 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-utilized 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 visit or contact (415) 230 3800.

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