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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Web search leader Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Wednesday it has cut the price on licenses for its hardware that helps small and medium-sized businesses add search to their internal networks and public Web sites.
google cuts prices [today.reuters.com]
Wow last time I called them about 2 years ago looking into getting one the cheapest was $20,000. Now it's down to $3,000.
I was tempted last year to buy the Mini at $5,000, but was put off by it's limitation then of 50,000 documents ( we were above 30,000 at the time, and still growing )
At €3,000 for 100,000 documents I am a buyer ;)
Though it does make experiementing with G's algo REALLY easy as you control when your pages are indexed and what they are compared to.
But what G is selling is the ability to apply the brains of their algo to your site instead of realying on hand rolled result such as
SELECT * FROM products WHERE products_name LIKE '%search-term%' ORDER BY arbitrary_guess
Apparantly the system learns as it goes, picks up algo updates, uses their known synonyms as well as allowing to add your own. Sounds sweet... and unltimately cheaper tahn writing and maintain your own.
Anyone point me to site successfully deployed or do I have to be my own gineau pig?