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.
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.
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
|Category||Search engine||Search engine|
|License||Apache License 2||?|
|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|
|Free for commercial use||Yes||?|
|Web Index||?||145 000 000 005|
|PH level||?||9 001|
|Painted by Cézanne||?||No|