Thunderstone Thunders In With An Upgrade

November 18, 2013

While this might not be at the top of anyone’s Black Friday shopping list, it is good to know that ‘Thunderstone Offers Version 9 Of The Thunderstone Search Appliance” according to PR Web. Thunderstone is a little known research and development company that prides itself on providing comprehensive intelligent information and retrieval management solutions. One might recognize their Texis software that provides high-grade text retrieval and publishing.

Thunderstone’s products are used in various fields from multimedia management; help desk support, automated categorization, litigation support, and Web content searching.

The last field is of the greatest interest to us, because the Thunderstone Search Appliance could push the company into a wider range of clients. The upgrade promises to support all of its sister software with improved administrative interface, faster searching, query auto complete, content caching, and a walk log for analysis. Those are just the basic upgraded features.

Thunderstone includes the following benefits with their search software:

· “A one-time, perpetual license that saves customers 40-60 percent (or more) compared to Thunderstone’s closest competitor.

· Two years of included maintenance, easily extended for additional years at affordable annual rates.

· Superior technical support from software engineers readily accessible to customers by phone, email and message board.

· No restrictions on indexing third-party websites for user-empowering applications and for competitive intelligence purposes.

· Ability to fully search targeted repositories (file servers, web servers, intranet/portal servers, database servers, application databases, etc.) and to handle files that exceed 30 MB in size.

·   An attractive Product Investment Protection Program that makes upgrading a breeze, applying 100 percent of the initial Thunderstone product’s purchase price to any desired upgrade.

· Availability as a virtual appliance image to run under a hypervisor to allow for more efficient hardware utilization and manageability.”

These are not bad options. However, having never worked with Thunderstone or even heard of it before this press release we have to question its performance capabilities. Does it really do as advertised or is an extended amount of development needed for implementation?

Whitney Grace, November 18, 2013

Sponsored by, developer of Augmentext


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