Fast Search Server 2010 Vision

May 3, 2010

Another vision for Fast Search. You can read “Vision: Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint: Brief Discussion” and jump into the fray. The write up explains that Fast Search often has to be defended. And then the article turns to the azure chip outfit Gartner for support and succor. The passage that I tucked in my “future reference” folder was:

We guess Microsoft realized it didn’t have a real solution for the high-end enterprise search market and that that led them to the acquisition of the Norwegian company Fast, which specializes in delivering search services for the high-end market. According to Gartner, Fast is even more: it’s the best enterprise search system in the world. The acquisition was announced in January 2008 and ultimately, in SharePoint 2010, this has lead to a fully SharePoint-integrated solution called Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is an add-on, which means you can start using the normal SharePoint Enterprise Search features as long as you want and switch to Fast once you need high-end search features.

The article wraps up with a number of bullet points about the wonders of the Fast Search system.

Vision? Not exactly. If you are a SharePoint fan and need some cheerleading, the “Vision” write up may be your cup of tea. Not much complexity in the write up, but there may be some in the Fast Search system in my opinion.

Stephen E Arnold, May 3, 2010

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