Funnelback Releases Version 12
September 22, 2012
Funnelback recently unveiled Version 12 of its software at its Funnelback User Conference in Brisbane, Australia, we learn from Image and Data Manager’s “Funnelback 12 Tackles Big Data.” The company’s R&D manager, Matthew Sheppard, declared that this version significantly boosts both speed and scale. The article tells us:
“Funnelback 12 adds faster and more powerful data searching capabilities. These include better performance of file share and HP TRIM gathering, and ‘Search as You Gather’, the ability to search immediately as content is gathered.
“The latest version of Funnelback also returns more informative search results with date-based facets, easily categorising results by dates, and TextMiner, a new feature that helps define terms and acronyms for users, providing direct access to more information and context on a query.”
That TextMiner feature sounds like an inspired addition—a real time- and face-saver. Funnelback also added a new web-based administration interface they say simplifies maintenance and customization. The write up further boasts of improved integration APIs and more tunable ranking algorithms. The software is available for Windows, for Linux, and as a cloud service.
Based in Australia, Funnelback was established in 2005. The company grew from technology developed by premier Australian scientific research agency CSIRO, and was bought by UK content management company Squiz in 2009. They offer Enterprise and Website Search, both of which include customizable features.
Cynthia Murrell, September 22, 2012