ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shortly after releasing its web search engine as open source and available for free download, Gigablast, Inc. has inked a deal with the Internet Archive. Gigablast has agreed to provide search for the archive's 400+ billion web documents. After conducting tests, the Internet Archive found that its users prefer the quality of Gigablast's search results over the leading open source search engine solutions.
"We're proud to work with the archive to help unleash its true potential. Right now you can't effectively search their hundreds of billions of documents. That's going to change," says Matt Wells, CEO of Gigablast. "We are providing them with the technical support to get Gigablast up and running. When we are done, they could be the biggest search engine ever created. They've tried the other search solutions out there and they can't scale anywhere close to Gigablast's levels. Gigablast is a proven, free solution that makes information discovery easy, and saves you time and money. It's a considerable alternative to SOLR or elasticsearch." Wells continues, "On a further note, there has been some confusion that Gigablast was recently acquired by a company called Yippy. This is untrue. Gigablast is still a thriving independent entity and has no affiliation with Yippy, Inc."
Founded in 2000, Matt Wells created Gigablast to index hundreds of billions of pages with the least amount of hardware possible. Gigablast provides large-scale, high-performance, real-time information retrieval technology for partner sites. The company offers a variety of features including topic generation and the ability to index multiple document formats. This search delivery mechanism gives a partner "turn key" search capability and the capacity to instantly offer search at maximum scalability with minimum cost. Clients range from NASDAQ 100 listed corporations to boutique companies. Gigablast is one of a handful of search engines in the United States that maintains its own searchable index of over a billion pages.
About the Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.