SOURCE: Thunderstone Software LLC

September 24, 2007 14:57 ET

Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance Simplifies Retrieval of Fielded Data

Simultaneously Finds Text and Structured Data With Desired Attributes

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Thunderstone Software LLC ( announces the release of its newest product, the Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance.

Parametric search is a search based on parameters, attributes or data fields associated with other full-text content. It is an "advanced search" that simultaneously satisfies a number of criteria (the parameters of the search.) For example, online shoppers routinely want to search for in-stock items in a chosen category/subcategory with a specified style, color, size and price range (parameters) plus a full-text description of the product.

Engineered to exceed expectations in the enterprise, the Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance enables full-text, key-word searches combined with a user-selected "filter" on up to 50 data fields -- quickly returning results and accurately matching the desired data attributes.

Online publishers and news archives use the Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance to provide an easy way for searchers to select multiple document attributes and to quickly find relevant material with a specified creation date, article format, subject matter, author name, etc.

Vertical search portals use the Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance to provide an easy way for searchers to select multiple topic attributes and to quickly find timely information that corresponds to specified persons, internal/external web sources, particular companies, geographical locations, etc.

Powered by Thunderstone Texis, the only fully integrated SQL RDBMS that intelligently queries and manages databases containing natural language text, standard data types, geographic information and a wide range of other payload data, the Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance makes it easier to take advantage of Thunderstone's unique marriage of structured and unstructured data retrieval in a plug-and-play environment. And, like all enterprise-class search appliances in the Thunderstone product line, it can:

--  Crawl, index and make searchable large quantities of web content
    (including targeted third-party sites), file server-based content, database
    content and (through a library of available connectors) other enterprise-
    based content in a variety of proprietary formats.
--  Perform concept-based searching, natural language processing, numeric
    queries, wildcarding, fuzzy logic, standard/custom thesaurus queries and
    meta-search across collections.
--  Index PDFs, JavaScript and Flash content and links. This is important
    for crawling web content that cannot be found via conventional HTML

A one-time, perpetual license for a Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance starts at $20,000 and includes a day of consulting in addition to two years of free upgrades, hardware coverage and technical support by phone, email and/or message board. After two years customers may choose to continue maintenance at an annual rate equivalent to 18% of their product's initial purchase price.

About Thunderstone

Thunderstone Software LLC pioneered simultaneous searching of both structured and unstructured data with the Texis relational database optimized for full text search. Since 1981 Thunderstone has continued to develop its global reputation as provider of the world's most powerful, scalable and flexible enterprise search solutions.

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