Just a few weeks ago, multi-dimensional search and indexing firm Q-Sensei announced that they were recognized by KMWorld as a “Trend-Setting Product of 2012.” The writeup “Q-Sensei Enterprise Named ‘Trend-Setting Product of 2012′ by KMWorld” tells us about the rigorous selection process:
The Trend-Setting Product awards, now in its 10th year, began in 2003. This year over 700 products in the realm of knowledge management were assessed — from content management platforms to information access solutions. Q-Sensei Enterprise was selected among a list of 100 products by a judging panel including KMWorld’s editorial team, independent analysts, systems integrators, vendors, line-of-business managers and users.
2012 is a big year for Q-Sensei. For starters, they set up an office in New York City so that they could be closer to data-rich firms – their target market. Next, they revamped their website so it would contain more information about their technology and applications and emphasize their universal use. Then, they bagged the 2012 IT Innovation Award.
Despite all of these things, Q-Sensei has remained under the radar. Of course, this is probably because bigger companies like HP, Oracle, and IBM have already entered the Big Data wars, bringing with them powerful proprietary search solutions. Likewise, open source players like LucidWorks have gained a good following due to their reliable, scalable yet cost-effective search application development solutions like LucidWorks Search and LucidWorks Big Data. Thus, it remains to be seen whether the rest of 2012 will continue to be exciting for Q-Sensei.
Lauren Llamanzares, September 18, 2012