History

The Evolution of SearchBlox

In 2003, SearchBlox was created to offer customers a commercial search option that is simple to install, easy to manage and affordable. Since then, it has evolved to become a leading enterprise search solution for hundreds of customers around the world.

Feb 2016 SearchBlox V8.4 released

  • Sentiment Analysis and Entity Extraction for Text Analytics
  • 35 new Data Sources through Database collection including Salesforce, MS Exchange, Google Apps and Hadoop
  • HTTP API for programmatic control of the web crawler for indexing websites
  • Faster speed for crawling of websites
  • Improved manageability of large volumes of collections for federated search with lower memory footprint

 

Sept 2015 SearchBlox V8.3 released

  • Text Analytics and Visualizations to create, share and embed
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to search text within images
  • Fast Web Collection and Fast File Collection for indexing large volumes of documents and websites
  • Indexing EML, MSG and Microsoft Exchange Server in real-time
  • Support for searching compressed formats like zip and tar files
  • Featured Results enhancements

 

Mar 2015 SearchBlox V8.2 released

  • Advanced Integration Module for indexing connect from Alfresco, CMIS Servers, Documentum, Dropbox, Email, FileNet, GridFS, Hadoop File System, Jira, Meridio, Sharepoint and Wiki
  • JSON Indexing API
  • Negative facet filtering for drill down of search results
  • Java 8 Support with Server download
  • Support for large volume indexing

 

Sept 2014 SearchBlox V8.1 released

  • New Collection Types – Amazon S3, Google Drive
  • Import/Export SearchBlox config for setting up collections
  • Zip and Download of file system files after a search query
  • Support for More Like This search query on a single url/document
  • Support for Robots Meta Tag on html pages (noindex/nofollow)

 

April 2014 SearchBlox V8.0 released

  • New Collection Types – CSV, Twitter, MongoDB
  • Re-designed Admin UI for 1-click activity
  • Enhanced Search Analytics including Content Cloud
  • Business user access to the Admin console
  • Security Integration with Apache Shiro

 

April 2013 SearchBlox V7.4 released

  • Keyword Alert functionality for new documents/content
  • Content tag cloud in faceted search page
  • Top viewed/clicked documents report in faceted search page and Reports dashboard

 

Jan 2013 SearchBlox V7.3 released

  • Support for mapping synonyms for each collection
  • API support for Add/Delete for Custom Collections
  • Support for crawling Google sitemap in HTTP Collections

 

Oct 2012 SearchBlox V7.2 released

  • Support for indexing databases (MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Auto Suggest with support for phrases
  • Reporting Enhancements

 

Aug 2012 SearchBlox V7.1 released

  • Support for Audio, Images, Video and additional document formats
  • Web Email Viewer to view/export email messages
  • Advanced Reporting on search queries through the admin console

 

Jun 2012 SearchBlox V7.0 released

  • Schema-less Faceted Search Results
  • Ability to run search server clusters with distributed indexing and automated index synchronization
  • 3X Performance Improvements

 

Mar 2011 SearchBlox V6.2 released

  • Indexing of emails and attachments from Outlook PST archive files
  • Upgrade to Lucene 3.0.3

 

Jan 2011 SearchBlox V6.1 released

  • Product made free!
  • New Support Options

 

Aug 2010 SearchBlox V6.0 released

  • Upgrade to Lucene 3.0.2

 

Jun 2009 SearchBlox V5.5 released

  • All HTML META tags are indexed and searchable

 

Oct 2008 SearchBlox V5.1 released

  • Featured Results
  • 2X performance improvement

 

Apr 2008 SearchBlox V5 released

  • SearchBlox deployment on Amazon Web Services
  • Upgrade to Lucene 2.3.1
  • Search results caching

 

Aug 2007 SearchBlox V4.1 released

  • Support for clustered search results
  • Browser based editor to customize look & feel of search results

 

Mar 2007 SearchBlox V4.0 released

  • New redesigned AJAX-based SearchBlox Admin Console
  • Replication support for High Availability configuration
  • Highlighting of search terms in PDF and HTML documents

 

Sept 2006 SearchBlox V3.3 released

  • Upgrade to Lucene 2.0
  • Automatic Accent Removal
  • License Key Upload

 

Feb 2006 SearchBlox V3.2 released

  • Support for CSS-based look&feel
  • Support to handle duplicate documents during indexing
  • SearchBlox Server for Unix/Linux introduced

 

Dec 2005 SearchBlox V3.1 released

  • Support for JDK 1.5
  • Spelling Suggestions
  • REST-API to index custom content

 

Jul 2005 SearchBlox V3.0 released

  • Support for RSS and Atom Web Feeds
  • Automatic Generation of Browsable Categories using HTML and Feed Metadata

 

May 2005 SearchBlox Server for Mac OS X launched

  • Plug’N’Play Search Application for OS X

 

Apr 2005 SearchBlox V2.2 released

  • Support for 12 additional lanuages
  • Support for indexing content using Proxy Servers

 

Jan 2005 SearchBlox V2.1 released

  • Support for Disk-based and Memory-based index
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes

 

Oct 2004 SearchBlox Version 2.0 released

  • Keyword-in-Context support
  • Advanced search functionality

 

Jul 2004 SearchBlox Server launched

  • Plug’N’Play Search Application for Windows

 

May 2004 SearchBlox Version 1.3 released

  • HTTPS support for crawler
  • Form-Based Authentication support
  • Greek language support

 

Feb 2004 SearchBlox Version 1.2 released

  • Support for Russian & Polish languages added
  • PowerPoint format support

 

Dec 2003 SearchBlox Version 1.1 released

  • Support for Chinese, Japanese & Korean languages added

 

Sep 2003 SearchBlox Version 1.0 released

  • HTTP and File System Crawlers
  • 11 languages supported
  • HTML, PDF, RTF, Text, Excel, Word formats support
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