Information is at the core of every business. For some, it is what they sell. For others, it is what supports their day-to-day operations. In other words, an organization’s performance is incumbent upon how efficiently this information is stored, managed, and accessed. And this is what many enterprise search vendors hope to deliver. One of these hopefuls is Q-Sensei. Like most of the players, they’ve committed themselves to helping others tackle Big Data. In fact, their “Q-Sensei Enterprise 2.0 Offers Big Data Search”.
According to the company, the new version is ‘designed to rapidly and flexibly develop tailored search-based applications (SBAs) tapping the wealth of data from enterprise Intranets, social media, third parties and the Internet. The new platform features ontology-based data processing and configuration, and a new API to increase time-to-market, flexibility, scalability and efficiency in handling Big Data.’
Each player in the Big Data market has its unique selling point. Let’s go to proprietary first. For HP‘s Autonomy, it is their IDOL10 engine that can categorize, cluster and analyze data within Hadoop storage. For Q-Sensei, it is their multi-dimensional search technology that combines full-text searching with contextual auto-generated filters and real-time content analysis.
On the open source side, there is LucidWorks with their Product Suite that consists of two complementary platforms – LucidWorks Search and LucidWorks Big Data. Relying on the power of trusted open source search technologies, LucidWorks’ products are highly scalable and secure while at the same time cost-effective. With their enterprise-grade offering, you can implement Lucene/Solr minus the technical hassle and start creating your own search applications right away.
Q-Sensei has started to make a move to capture the US market. Let’s see if their selling proposition will be able to steal some of the customers of the most trusted names in the enterprise search field like LucidWorks.
Lauren Llamanzares, September 19, 2012