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eSearchServer Corrals Company Data

Magazine article Information Today

eSearchServer Corrals Company Data

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Information is the key to the inner workings of many organizations. With metadata, communications, and records spread out across diverse platforms and systems, finding that information is the first step in making effective use of it. Based in Denmark, eSearchServer is a newcomer to the enterprise search field, but it is already getting some experience under its belt.

The company's eSearch platform is an enterprise text search utility that can pull data from all across an organization's different communications, collaboration platforms, and data stores and bring it all together in a single location for indexing and search. The company was founded in August 2010, but sales and marketing director Henrik Vester says that the team behind the eSearch platform itself began working together in 2004. "It's exciting to bring a new product to the market. It has been recently upgraded, so it's now a .NET 4.0 technology," he says.

The company worked to build a diverse and multicapable software platform that can handle deployments of various sizes. "We have two database platforms that we use. We have an open-source one, called Firebird, and we have the powerful 64bit Microsoft SQL that we use for the bigger deployments," says Vester.

The eSearch platform can also index a variety of content types. There are more than 800 different file types that the platform can pull data from, according to Vester, while software connectors allow it to index data sources such as Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes.

"Given that we have SharePoint developers in-house, we have a very well-developed connector for the Microsoft SharePoint platform," he says. "We can index everything that is on SharePoint."

In addition to tying into multiple other software platforms, eSearch supports searches in English, Dutch, French, and Spanish. …

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