SRCH2: Lightning-fast Search Software Taking Market by Storm, Raining on Google

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Can a vendor out-Google Google in enterprise and big data search?

SRCH2 is a thoroughbred in the Search Derby. At the Kentucky Derby this year, one veteran of the betting windows told me, ‘Any horse can win unless there is a second entry.’ SRCH2 is off to the races.

Dr. Chen Li, a PhD from Stanford University and former Google employee, recently granted an exclusive interview to the Arnold Information Technology Search Wizards Speak series to discuss the recent launch and early success of search engine technology provider SRCH2, The full text of the interview is available at

In the spring of 2013, an aggressive public relations and marketing campaign thrust SRCH2 into the overflight monitoring system launched by Stephen E. Arnold, Managing Director of Arnold Information Technology and publisher of the influential search industry blog Beyond Search. Arnold originally posted about SRCH2 at

The idea is that SRCH2 is purposefully built to deliver Google-style solutions for corporate sites and apps. Arnold asked Chen what problem they wanted to solve, and Chen said, “SRCH2 offers clear differentiation when you also consider complexity and time to market. When you add in-memory performance to this, SRCH2 offers a killer combination for these use cases.”

A key innovation in the SRCH2 method concerns the speed with which content can be processed and then accessed to generate a response to a user’s or subsystem’s query. Speed, particularly in mobile applications, is essential. Latency can drag down response time. SRCH2, like Google, knows that speed is often more important than some other considerations.

The SRCH2 website says, “Our advanced software gives you rich features no one else can provide—not even Google: instant type forward, rapid geo search, error correction, custom rankings, real-time updates, massive scale in one framework. The software is faster than the industry standard and the many search engines built on top of it. We mean super-fast. Blazing fast. 31x faster.”

Arnold, one of the world's leading experts in search and content processing said, “SRCH2’s technology does bring many Google-like features to enterprise and mobile search. The company’s approach sharply reduces deployment time. Instead of talking about a one-day installation, the SRCH2 approach delivers on quick and painless rollout and integration. The system’s response time and its time-saving features such as auto-suggest make the experience seamless and fluid.”

“SRCH2 clients are using it in a wide variety of contexts and devices. One of the things we’re very proud of is the breadth of uses and use cases. A major global handset manufacturer is porting it to the kernel, across millions of handsets. Uses and platforms include mobile, e-commerce, social, and alternative devices, like cable set-top boxes,” Chen explained.

Arnold spoke highly of the application. “SRCH2 is a thoroughbred in the Search Derby. At the Kentucky Derby this year, one veteran of the betting windows told me, ‘Any horse can win unless there is a second entry.’ SRCH2 is off to the races.”

About SRCH2

For data-driven sites, apps and devices in mobile, e-commerce, social, and emerging platforms who view search as a mission-critical differentiator, SRCH2 is search software reimagined. It gives them advanced search features with zero investment in development, reconfiguration, or modification, 31 times faster than what they might have otherwise. Unlike Lucene and search engines built on top of it, SRCH2 was built from the ground up to address the unmet needs of the data-driven world. SRCH2 is Search Forward. To learn more, please visit

About Stephen E. Arnold, ArnoldIT

Stephen E. Arnold is a technology and financial analyst with more than thirty years of experience. In addition to “Google: The Digital Gutenberg,” he is the author of more than 50 journal articles and a number of other books, including “Internet 2000” and the first three editions of the 600-page encyclopedia of search called “The Enterprise Search Report.” His newest studies of open source search are available from one of the global leaders in technology consulting, IDC, at Visit Beyond Search for more information about an audio version of his 2013 Cebit lecture, and for his free Augmentext information services: The Trend Point, EMRxNow, RxScriptMD, and Gourmet de Ville.

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