Sunday, September 12, 2010

No software version of Google Mini or GSA!

I like both Google Mini and Google Search Appliance. However, what I don't like is that they're available only as standalone hardware devices. That means, no software version to deploy on one's own servers! And that also means possibly-avoidable increase in costs.

Why hasn't Google provided a software version? Possible reasons:
  1. To prevent reverse-engineering of its search algorithms
  2. To provide consistent/predictable and reliable performance
  3. To avoid the problem of piracy

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