DBsight Search: Worth a Closer Look

April 30, 2008

Version 1.5.4 of DBSight is now available from DBSight.net. The system delivers full-text search on any relational database. The system features a built-in database crawler following user-defined SQL, incremental indexing, user-controllable result ranking, an option for highlighting search terms in a result, and displaying results as categorized result counts. If you want to avoid writing Java code, a a graphical interface is provided for almost all configuration settings. In this release, There is a UI for all operations, so no Java coding is necessary. The current version allows synchronization of deleted or updated records. The system also supports the Eden space strategy which is one way to make Lucene more tractable.

One of the major changes is the reduction of the memory footprint for facet search for fields with with multiple categories. This version refreshes the index if only a deletion occurs. Support has been added to permit searching of connected words; that is, words where spaces do not appear between the words. Spaces are now permitted in range queries. A text and XML MIME type has been added to XML search result queries. In this version, the index appears in Memory mode on the dashboard. A feature summary is available on the DBSight Web site here. Complete pricing, free from tricks and gotchas, is here. The J2EE search platform is available free for non-commercial use. A free download is here.

DBSight Inc was started in 2004. The product grew from the founders’ efforts to make search fast and scalable. You can contact the company at dbsight at gmail dot com. I strongly recommend a test drive.

Stephen Arnold, April 30, 2008


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