THUNDERSTONE NEWS

January 2010 - Archive

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NEW PRICING FOR PARAMETRIC SEARCH APPLIANCES

Thunderstone has lowered prices on Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliances, and the entry-level model supporting 250,000 records or documents is now $20,000.

The Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance still includes one day of consulting with the purchase, and additional optimization and training services can be purchased to make sure it meets your needs.

All Appliance customers continue to enjoy one-time, perpetual licenses with two years of bundled maintenance and software updates (available in year three and beyond for an optional 18% annual maintenance fee; Thunderstone will never turn off your Appliance just because you choose not to continue the maintenance,) as well as affordable upgrade paths plus superior tech support by phone, email and message board.

Call Thunderstone sales today at +1 216 820 2200 for more information about any Thunderstone hardware or software products, including VMware and hosted (SaaS) Data Services.


HAPPENINGS

New York-based freelance writer Thomas Hoffman included noteworthy input from a Thunderstone Search Appliance customer in his December 29, 2009 Computerworld article entitled "Innovative tech projects won't slow down for some." In the article, distributed via the IDG News Service, Hoffman shared information provided by Russ Finney of Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings – relating how Thunderstone's advanced technology enables engineers at Tokyo Electron to successfully search many data sources and obtain different query results based on their roles in the company. Finney said, "It's another step forward in knowledge management."

See http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/12/29/innovative-tech-projects-wont-slow-down-some.


CUSTOMER QUOTE OF THE MONTH

"This search device rocks..."

Brian Michalovic
Director of Internet Services
Sea Gull Lighting (A Generation Brands Company)
http://www.seagulllighting.com/


TECH TIP: SEARCH APPLIANCE TEST PAGE FETCHER

Finding out exactly what's going on – Test Network and Servers

Thunderstone has added a powerful new tool to the Search Appliance, "Test Network and Servers," that makes it easy to troubleshoot URL problems.

It allows you to "test" any given URL for a profile, providing you with information including:

  • Statistics, such as time elapsed (DNS & content), security used, content-type (and where it came from), characters sets, and more
  • All headers provided, both HTTP and HTML
  • Any extracted meta content
  • All extracted links, and whether they would be included/excluded by the selected profile (and why)
  • The full formatted text of the page, and optionally the raw pre-processed data

In addition, there are lower-level testing tools for things like:

  • Resolving network names
  • Pinging machines
  • Performing traceroutes
  • Sending test emails

"Test Network and Servers" can be found under "Maintenance" in the Search Appliance interface.


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