Google Search Appliance

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Google Search Appliance

A rack-mounted computer from Google that is used to index documents for a company. Using Google's proprietary Google File System (GFS), appliances are available that index millions of documents, with entry-level units indexing up to a half million. The devices support searching across servers, intranets, databases, hosted services and content management systems. It functions like a Web search engine; crawling the content in the enterprise and producing master indexes of all the data.

In 2016, Google announced that after 14 years, the device is being dropped in favor of its cloud-based replacement. See Google File System.
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But perhaps the most interesting facet of the SnapStream Enterprise TV Search Appliance is that it features integration with the Google OneBox. Within an organization, TV programming can be monitored and the search results displayed within a Google results list.
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And now it's leveraging its reputation as a provider of reliable results in an extremely accessible way by entering the corporate data search market with Google OneBox for Enterprise, an appliance that can search unlimited data sources and applications inside and outside the corporate environment.
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