Google Search Appliance Review - why 3.9 stars?

Google Search Appliance Review
ITQlick Score: 53/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.9/5)
Pricing: 4/10 - average cost
Category: Email Utilities -> Google Search Appliance
Ranking:Ranked 12 out of 14 Email Utilities systems
Company: Google
Pricing: starts at $1,000 per month
Typical customers: Medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Cloud
Links: Google Search Appliance pricing, Google Search Appliance alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 18, 2020

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What is Google Search Appliance?

Google Search Appliance is an enterprise level search appliance that comes with a combination of the search expertise of Google to simplify the data finding process. Users can enhance searches with intelligent spellcheck and extensive synonyms and makes searches smarter with this search appliance solution. Google, the company behind this search appliance, was founded back in 1998, is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has thousands of employees and offices all around the world.

What is Google Search Appliance rating? ()

The rating of Google Search Appliance is 3.9 stars out of 5 and the total score is 53 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Google Search Appliance's typical customers?

Google Search Appliance is suitable for large enterprises, universities, recruitment industries and other companies that are looking for a way to make their internal search engine work as good as Google. Discovery Channel, GoDaddy.com and British Airways are some of the clients of Google Search Appliance.

Is Google Search Appliance the best Email Utilities ?

Google Search Appliance is ranked 12 out of 14 software in their category (Email Utilities systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

Google Search Appliance comes with sorting by metadata, wildcard search, entry recognition, spellcheck and synonyms, language translation, self-learning scorer, expert search, user-added results, document preview, autocomplete, dynamic navigation, collections, more than 20 languages support, information centralizing and fast user authentication features. The software benefits from the search technology of Google.com and can fine tune itself automatically by analyzing user preferences and behavior.

What are Google Search Appliance's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Google Search Appliance can fine tune automatically by analyzing user preferences and behavior
  • Google Search Appliance supports customize search unlike other similar search appliances
  • The search appliance tool comes with better indexing and auto crawling comparing to other similar tools

What are Google Search Appliance's cons? (2 cons)

  • Google Search Appliance doesn’t support customizing algorithm which can be a problem for some users
  • Google Search Appliance is slightly expensive comparing to other similar search appliances

Who are their main alternatives?

MaxxCAT and Thunderstone Search Appliance are the competitors of Google Search Appliance. MaxxCAT comes with high availability, database integration and application integration features but doesn’t offer load balancing or high availability features in their SB-255 or SB-355 solutions. Thunderstone comes with unique features like real-time add/remove URLs, index flash and file servers and removing duplicate files but is not good enough at guessing badly spelled words like Google.

What is the cost of Google Search Appliance?

The cost of license starts at $1,000 per month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Google Search Appliance

What should you ask Google during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Google Search Appliance and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Google Search Appliance in action.

List of categories

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List of features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.