#41 Daily dose : Gigablast vs Google ???


Gigablast is a small independent web search engine based in New Mexico.It was founded in 2000 by Matt Wells, formerly of Infoseek. The search engine source code is written in the programming languages C and C++. It was released as open-source software under the Apache License version 2, in July 2013.

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Founded in 2000, Matt Wells created Gigablast to index hundreds of billions of pages with the least amount of hardware possible. Gigablast provides large-scale, high-performance, real-time information retrieval technology and services for partner sites. The company offers a variety of features including topic generation and the ability to index multiple document formats. This search delivery mechanism gives a partner “turn key” search capability and the capacity to instantly offer search at maximum scalability with minimum cost. Clients range from NASDAQ 100 listed corporations to boutique companies.

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Gigablast is one of a handful of search engines in the United States that maintains its own searchable index of over a billion pages.

Google VS Gigablast

Gigablast Google
Category Search engine Search engine
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License Apache License 2 ?
Programming language C++ ?
Website www.gigablast.com www.google.com
Database model Document-oriented ?
Full text search Yes ?
Preference (100% global votes) (0% global votes)
Release Date 2000 15ᵗʰ September 1997
Free of ads Yes No
Free to use Yes Yes
Active Yes Yes
Free for commercial use Yes ?
Autofocus ? Yes
Database ? BigTable
Multilingual content ? Yes
Transactions ? Yes
3D Screen ? Yes
Alexa Rank ? 1
Web Index ? 145 000 000 005
qoux ? 3
PH level ? 9 001
Painted by Cézanne ? No
HTTPS ? Yes
Suggestions ? Yes
=P ? No
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