CloudView is a unified information access platform enabling a new generation of innovative Search-
Based Applications (SBAs) as well as providing superior enterprise and Web search.
IDC on Exalead
“Exalead is disruptive because the company has moved aggressively from Web search
to enterprise search, and now to information access. The firm’s technology makes it
possible to integrate structured and unstructured content in a unique way to address
mission-critical applications in areas such as extended business intelligence, customer
support, compliance, and many others. In addition, Exalead offers its customers
scalability, reaching across multiple content repositories including desktop, legacy
apps, third-party outsourcing providers, and, finally, the Internet — to bring information
access to new levels and decision-making intelligence to business professionals
throughout the enterprise."
Susan Feldman, Stephen E. Arnold & Ryan Patterson, IDC Vendor Profile
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ompanies today are facing an information access crisis. Most of the essential
C information they need to thrive in a highly competitive environment is inaccessible
to the people who need it most: their employees, customers and partners. Specifically,
steep learning curves and heavy licensing and infrastructure costs hamper access to
valuable information stored in corporate databases and enterprise applications like Enterprise Resource
Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) (i.e., ‘structured’ information). And
while database access tools are restrictive, employees often have no tools at all for locating and
exploiting the ‘unstructured’ data that makes up the bulk of corporate information assets—
information encapsulated in resources such as email, chat, blogs, forums, RSS feeds, videos, and
Online businesses face a similar challenge. They need to provide easier, innovative access to a broader
range of information to attract and build their audiences, but the cost of doing so can be exhorbitant,
even when and if the technical challenges can be overcome.
Introducing Exalead CloudViewTM: Eliminating Information Access Barriers
CloudView is a one-of-a-kind search engine that collects unstructured and structured data from any
source, in any format and in any volume, and automatically transforms it into a single structured
information resource. This resource, which continually evolves and adapts as your data evolves, can be
directly searched or used to develop innovative business applications.
CloudView for Enterprise Search
Deployed directly as a search engine, CloudView lets employees instantly locate files no matter where they
are stored—on their desktop, on network servers, the company intranet or out on the World Wide Web—
and to easily discover related content, automatically generating a unique menu for refining searches
and exploring related material for each user query.
Beyond Search...Bringing Agility, Innovation & Lower Costs to Application Development
Rapidly deployed without altering existing information systems, CloudView is also enabling a new
generation of search-based applications (SBAs) that are reducing IT costs and complexity and driving
innovation. CloudView reduces IT costs by:
• Providing alternative data access that is as rich as relational database querying yet 100s of
times faster and far cheaper
• Scaling infinitely and on-demand by simply adding inexpensive commodity hardware
• Reducing time to market for new applications from months or years to days or weeks
CloudView drives innovation by enabling you to incorporate an unprecedented depth and variety of
information in your enterprise and Web applications, including emotive and qualitative data from
The pages that follow provide details about the CloudView platform and how it provides these benefits
and more. We hope you will find this information helpful as you evaluate information access options and
opportunities for your organization.
Founded in 2000 by search engine pioneers, Exalead is a global software provider in the enterprise
and Web search markets. More than 250 companies worldwide and 100 million unique users a month
rely on Exalead's information access platform to search, discover, and manage their information assets
for faster, smarter decision making, real-time unified data access, and improved productivity.
Exalead’s team includes industry-leading experts in information search, non-structured data analysis,
and natural language processing. This team has concentrated its R&D efforts on meeting its clients’
need to collect, transform, index, and search arbitrarily complex data from heterogeneous sources.
As a result, the Exalead CloudView product has emerged as a uniquely successful platform for
automatically structuring very high volumes of nonstructured data, such as email messages, Office
documents, presentations, Web pages, blogs, forums, and RSS feeds, and meaningfully synthesizing
this data with structured content.
CloudView is currently being deployed for Enterprise Search, Embedded Search for OEMs/ISVs, and
Search-Based Applications including:
• Extended Business Applications (harnessing unstructured data to enhance enterprise
applications like BI, SCM, CRM, ERP and Compliance)
• Innovative Web Applications (search and intelligent mash-ups for high traffic websites)
• Improved Database Applications (database offloading and agile development for information
access, operational reporting, and comprehensive business applications)
For more information, please visit http://www.exalead.com/software. The company’s public WWW
search engine is accessible at http://www.exalead.com/search.
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