SearchBlox 8 vs. Google Search Appliance

With the release of version 8, SearchBlox has added significant value in terms of new features, benefits and scalability versus the Google Search Appliance. As customers evaluate SearchBlox against the Google search appliance, it is important to compare the unique features and benefits that set SearchBlox apart.

Please note that this comparison is with the out of the box features offered by both products and does not factor in external connectors or 3rd party packages or add-ons.

Features

Google Search Appliance

SearchBlox 8

Index local file system
No
Yes
Index CSV files
No
Yes
Index Twitter
No
Yes
Index MongoDB
No
Yes
Federated Search across any collection type
No
Yes
Keyword Alerts
Yes
Yes
Output
XML, HTML
XML, JSON, HTML
Clickthrough Analytics for documents/urls
No
Yes
Custom Synonyms for each collection
No
Yes
Security Integration
Yes
Yes
Cloud Deployment
No
Yes
Faceted Search with dynamic faceting
No
Yes
Highlight specific results
Yes through Keymatch
Yes through Featured Results
Crawl Google Site Map
No
Yes
API Indexing for http and filesystem crawlers
No
Yes
Tag Cloud for Content
No
Yes
Promixity Search
No
Yes
Number or Date Range Facet Filters
No
Yes
Ignore sections of the page using tags
Yes
Yes
Availability of Search Results after crawling
30 minutes
Immediate
Search across one, many or all collections
No
Yes
Pricing
Starts at US$35,000
US$5,000 per server per year including support and upgrades

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