#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.


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

Gigablast Google
Category Search engine Search engine
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
Suggestions ? Yes
=P ? No