Gigablast Now an Open Source Search Engine

Jul 30, 2013, 14:00 ET from Gigablast Inc.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigablast, Inc., having provided web search and enterprise search services through its website at for over ten years has announced today that it has open sourced its search engine under the Apache version 2 license structure. Claiming to have served billions of queries on an index of over twelve billion fully indexed web pages, Gigablast has made its once proprietary technology available to the masses for further use and development.

Matt Wells, the CEO of Gigablast explains, "It seems like now is the right time to give the enterprise and web search communities a higher performance and more robust option than what is currently available as far as search technologies go. To my knowledge, Gigablast is the only open source search engine to have indexed over ten billion documents, or even one billion for that matter. Gigablast is currently running two indexes out of its data center in Albuquerque, each over one billion pages, with little or no administrative effort. You can see for yourself by visiting the website:

Wells continues, "It is also perhaps one of the simpler open source search engines, while not lacking in features. By that I mean all the source code files are in C/C++ and compile into a single compact binary. This makes it really easy to work on and fix bugs even though it is over 500,000 lines of code. It is intended as a replacement for some of the patch-work search systems involving Hadoop, Cassandra, MySQL, NoSQL, MongoDB, Lucene, Nutch, Solr, Zookeeper and Apache. You can download it freely on github at"

Wells claims he is available for consultation in the search field whether on Gigablast or other projects at

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