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Jonathan Blasenak
Solr vs. Elasticsearch has been discussed so frequently on our blog and within the enterprise search community. But as traditional enterprise search has evolved into what Gartner calls “Insight Engines,” we revisited this topic to provide the latest observations, including cloud deployments, integration with big data analytics, and cognitive search capabilities. Read on to find out the key criteria to consider if you’re weighing between Solr and Elasticsearch in 2018.
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Developed by our team at Accenture Applied Intelligence and our partner Microsoft, this demo leverages Aspire Content Processing and Azure Cognitive Services to enhance unstructured data preparation, enabling advanced, cognitive search functionalities in Azure.
Sundip Pradhan
The Google Search Appliance (GSA) has reached its end-of-life. If you haven't started your transition planning, now is the time to do so. In this blog, our GSA expert discusses the top 5 considerations when replacing your GSA with an open source alternative, such as Elasticsearch or Solr. The discussion also touches on cloud-based GSA replacement options that can support scalability and cost-savings.
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We would like to announce that Aspire Community has been deprecated and is no longer available to the public. Read this post for more details on Aspire licensing changes and new features that are available with the new licensing models.
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In March 2018, we are pleased to announce the Aspire 3.2 Big Data Release, which delivers some innovative advancements that are worth noting. Key highlights include the successful integration with the Hadoop ecosystem as a Cloudera parcel and the use of HBase and MongoDB. The new functionalities bring unlimited scalability, making Aspire more compatible with the big data ecosystem.
Derek Rodriguez
A data lake can be tremendously beneficial to organizations looking to acquire enterprise-wide content from multiple sources and extract insights from it. In a recent project for a pharmaceutical client, we leveraged Aspire for Big Data to ingest over one petabyte of unstructured content into their data lake. Read the firsthand story from our architect.
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As online users have become so accustomed to Google search, your shoppers will expect similar e-commerce site search quality. In this blog, our e-commerce expert will discuss some practical techniques on how to maintain and tune Oracle Endeca, a common e-commerce site search platform, for better engagement and conversion rates.
john thompson
For existing SharePoint search users, moving content to the cloud can be a cost-effective option. But what about your on-premises content? How do you choose the appropriate deployment path? In this blog, we provide an overview of two available SharePoint hybrid search options - Hybrid Federated Search and Cloud Hybrid Search.
Jay Silverman
Organizations that successfully leveraged the data lake can significantly improve discovery, analytics, and business intelligence. This blog discusses how to combine big data and search to build an analytics-driven, proactive enterprise data lake architecture and highlights real-life data lake examples from the biotech/healthcare industry.
Andres Aguilar
Web crawlers play a critical role in search engine performance, whether it is an Internet search engine or corporate wide search application. In this blog, our engineer discusses how we developed Aspider - a search engine independent web crawler - to address the limitations of current web crawl solutions and enhance the performance of our customers' search applications.