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Fast Unveils Fast ESP

   
3:35 pm on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[fastsearch.com...]

Offers a "360-degree view" of ALL databases (structured and unstructured, any platform, Intranet or Web) across an enterprise. The product also offers dynamic categorization and is built on a "Search Derivative Applications.

Demo: [fastsearch.com...]

* Search technology fundamentally alters the ability of an enterprise to manage and use its information to more effectively compete in the around the clock business world.

* FAST ESP unleashes the power of information stored within the enterprise by transforming a widely diverse collection of internal and external structured and unstructured content into a unified and fully accessible resource unaffected by data format, structure, location or parent application.

* Increased ROI of existing enterprise data and applications. FAST complements and strengthens enterprise software suites such as CRM, ERP and SCM as well as software systems for data mining, data extraction, data warehousing, business intelligence and more.

8:35 pm on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Good find xcandyman. Been a while since I looked into Fast's enterprise search stuff, but it's certainly still impressive.

Think the other technologies out there need to step up to follow what the guys at FastSearch cranck out.

3:49 pm on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)



www.investors.com/editorial/tech01.asp?v=1/27

fast.no/us/esp

fast.no/us/news_events/press_releases/2004/fast_unveils_fast_esp

1:00 am on Jan 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Jau.... those guys could have been the ones to kick Google's butt - if they had REALLY tried.
As it is they appear to be happy campers in the enterprise search market.
7:50 am on Feb 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How is this different from other enterprise search tools (e.g., Verity or what's built into the Oracle database)?
4:43 pm on Mar 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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According to sources, both Altavista and Fast will be Yahoo Search serviced in the next week.
So this is who is crawling the web? I'm getting a full crawl from:

AST Enterprise Crawler/6 (www.fastsearch.com)

From one of them at: fastsearch-2.border8.bsn.pnap.net 66.151.237.18

Also Stephen Baker is back at FastSearch.

10:27 pm on Mar 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have been using both the Professional and Enterprise versions of this for about a year now. Version 4.01 is released this week where they have rewritten the crawler from scratch.

Best piece of software in the last 2 years and they are up for a Codie as best Enterprise search.

Stephen Baker is back with Fast as their VP of Portals and Directories.

7:15 am on Mar 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Brett_Tabke
So this is who is crawling the web? I'm getting a full crawl from:

AST Enterprise Crawler/6 (www.fastsearch.com)

From one of them at: fastsearch-2.border8.bsn.pnap.net 66.151.237.18

It looks like another NorthernLight.com...


If you're looking for the Northern Light Web search engine or the Special Collection™, please check out our new product – the Business Research Library — now available to enterprise customers and available to the general public in March 2004.

(http://northernlight.com/index.html)

(The price? $19,500.00/yr for enterprise)

I couldn't find a link for the "General Public".

4:05 pm on Mar 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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lexipixel: The price info you have got is wrong. Exterprise version is a one time buy and there are maintenance fees.

The professional version gives you license for 3 years and there is maintenance fee.

Fees are based on a QPS and data model and $19.5k won't make up 10% of enterprise fee and won't even pay for a database connector.

4:20 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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no - FastSearch is crawling the web! This, this is news...
11:49 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hmm...haven't seen it...building vorticals?
2:24 am on Mar 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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(Brett_Tabke)

no - FastSearch is crawling the web! This, this is news...

Why does that seem to excite you? (no pun intended)... It looks like if they are crawling, that the data is not public.

So, why the excitement about them crawling?

For fun, I searched their public interface, and found one result... Seems 3+ years ago
(Ulrich Klammt, Moderator at) WebMasterWorld.com posted saying FAST was on course to become #1 SE.


(http://www.fastsearch.com)
Search: webmasterworld

Results (1)

FAST’S NEW ALLTHEWEB SEARCH SERVICE GARNERS INDUSTRY ACCLAIM
Twice the Freshness of Google, and Six Times the News Creates Major Industry Buzz
BOSTON, Mass, 2001-11-15 -
Fast Search & Transfer™ (FAST), a leading developer of search and real-time content filtering technologies..."
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"...In fact FAST now really reaches for the stars - becoming the Number One of the search engines (SEs)… Reading the story on Pandia.com it becomes clear that in more than one way FAST is not only on par with Google, but actually on the passing lane.” 11/10/01, Ulrich Klammt, Moderator, WebMasterWorld.com ...."

3:52 am on Mar 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have found this in one of my client's logs:

FAST-WebCrawler/3.8 (crawler at trd dot overture dot com; htt.....

They obviously haven't upgraded yet!

On another client have found

FAST-WebCrawler/3.8 (crawler at trd dot overture dot com; [alltheweb.com...]
with the host cr018r01-3.sac.overture.com

FAST-WebCrawler/3.8 (crawler at trd dot overture dot com; [alltheweb.com...]
with the host cr018r01-3.sac2.fastsearch.net

FAST-WebCrawler/2.2.5 - Lycos/Alltheweb/Fast
with the host adsl-68-123-196-18.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net

FAST-WebCrawler/3.8 (atw-crawler at fast dot no; [alltheweb.com...]
with the host cr018r01-3.sac2.fastsearch.net

There is also the option to give the agent any name you want.

10:26 pm on Mar 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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66.151.181.4 - - [18/Mar/2004:08:43:20 -0500] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 23 "-" "FAST Enterprise Crawler/6 (www.fastsearch.com)"

Haven't seen this in awhile. It's in our logs today. I'm guessing Yahoo is going to change this one, too.

 

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