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cost of the google search appliance?

Anybody know how much it costs?

Anon
Saturday, April 10, 2004

C'mon... if you want to know something about google...

http://www.google.com/search?q=google+search+appliance+price

TomA
Saturday, April 10, 2004

According to their website:

"Google Search Appliance pricing starts at $28,000 including two years of support and software updates. More information can be found on the web at http://www.google.com/appliance"

Now for my reaction:

$28,000!?!?!

Wayne
Saturday, April 10, 2004

I doubt you'll be shock at the price when you realize how expensive it is to lose thousands of hours of work because your workers can't find that perfectly good document they wrote last year and has to be rewritten because they can't find it. Thousands of hours!!! And remember, google would be much more cooler in an intranet than an internet because there are no crazy key word spammers. Waht you look for will actually be found with a "I feel lucky".

Li-fan Chen
Saturday, April 10, 2004

How would the page rank work on a intranet? pagerank is what makes google goole and not msn search isn't it?

somebody
Saturday, April 10, 2004

On a sufficiently large intranet, I'd expect PageRank to work just fine.  On smaller ones, the results sets should be small enough to fit on a page or two.

Sam Livingston-Gray
Sunday, April 11, 2004

I'm sorry but isn't page rank looking what pages link to the page that you are processing now?

So on an intranet, where there are mostly word documents, pdf's powerpoints and applications how is it going to know what is more populair?

IMO as pagerank doesn't work on an intranet, you can just use the indexing service of Windows 2000 and higher with maybe plug ins that understand pdf's, officefiles and that can read the metadata from files.

somebody
Sunday, April 11, 2004

somebody>>
http://www.google.com/appliance/faq.html#3

Eric Debois
Sunday, April 11, 2004

SharePoint!!!
The portal server has an indexing engine and a topic assistant that can provide "best bets" based on search history.

[disclaimer: I'm a Microsoft employee, but SharePoint is still cool...]

Philo

Philo
Sunday, April 11, 2004

> Now for my reaction:
>
> $28,000!?!?!

http://www.sun.com/servers/

====
Midrange Servers
    
Server consolidation, data warehousing, data mining, OLTP, large databases, ERP
    
Up to 30 processors
    
From $54,695.00*

* Starting price based on minimal system configuration. Prices valid in U.S. only.
====

Tell me again that $28k is expensive.

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, April 11, 2004

Philo how much is the licensing for Sharepoint?

Prakash S
Sunday, April 11, 2004

We use sharepoint here, and my only beef is that the version history is completely non-intiuative.

You have to lock a document, upload it, then unlock it, and if you don't unlock, you can't see the changes. That should all be a one-step "check-in."

You also can't see what you changed, but that's likely a different problem.

JasonB
Monday, April 12, 2004

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