News, Press Releases, Solr

Measured Search Announces New Solution and Technology Partner Program To Drive Data Driven Search Success in the Cloud

Measured Search Names Inaugural Partners For New Partner Program

Manhattan Beach, CA, January 17, 2017 – Measured Search Inc, provider of the leading open source search-as-a-service solution, announces the SearchStax Partner Program to help Solution Partners (application development agencies, value added resellers and other related firms) accelerate Solr-search projects allowing them quicker time-to-market to bring value to their customers and Technology Partners (technical collaboration or product integration) better user experiences or enhanced functionality for joint customers.

Through this new program Solution Partners will be able to speed time to market by making it easy to set up, operate, scale and optimize their Solr based search applications in the cloud. From high availability to scalability, security, disaster recovery, monitoring and search analytics,  the SearchStax platform allows Solution Partners to simply do more in less time. Technology partners will be able to showcase a deeper integration of their product within the SearchStax solution enabling higher productivity and lower total cost of ownership.
Inaugural SearchStax Partners include: KMW Technology, OpenSource Connections, Hitachi Credeon, Basis Technology, New Relic, PagerDuty, Pivotal, and SiteCore.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Measured Search” said Kevin Watters, Founder of KMW Technology. “SearchStax plus their managed services has been the perfect platform.  It let’s us focus on the application and let’s Measured Search focus on the hosting.  Ultimately, our clients are relieved to know that their search applications will have a company with deep search expertise servicing them ensuring that our custom applications are hosted properly.”

“Measured Search offers the only partner program focusing on Solr cloud development in the market today.  Our innovative solutions and fully managed options enable our Solution Partners to focus on what they do best – building great search based apps and leaving the rest to us” stated Sameer Maggon, CEO, Measured Search. “By integrating with SearchStax our Technology Partners realize a greater market footprint, deeper product integrations, and enhanced customer experiences”

To learn more about Measured Search’s Partner Program, click here.

About Measured Search
Measured Search enables companies to elevate the experience of Apache Solr based search applications faster and with more confidence. SearchStax by Measured Search is a leading cloud orchestration, management and analytics platform for Apache Solr. Delivering cloud agnostic search as a managed service, Measured Search offers software and services that automate Solr management and administration in the cloud, improves stability and performance, provides comprehensive end-user search analytics, and on demand Solr expertise.

Events, Search, Security, Solr, Talks

MeetUp: Securing Data In the Cloud

Come meet up with us at our next MeetUp in NYC!  Our own, Sameer Maggon, and Harry Ochiai from Hitachi Credeon, will be discussing how to secure your Solr data in the cloud. If you have to store and provide search against confidential data OR just interested in Big Data security in the cloud, this Meetup is for you! From trying to figure out how to protect that data at rest, during transport or to prevent a rogue employee or third party from accessing it, you’ll learn how you can keep your search index secure and provide key based encryption that ensures that your data is protected at all levels.

Details

  • Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: 101 Park Avenue 10th Floor, New York, NY
  • To learn more/RSVP click here
Analytics, Integrations, New Feature, New Release, Search, Search Analytics, Solr

16 for 2016!

It’s been a great year here at Measured Search. We wanted to give you a quick update on all of the great things we’ve released this year for SearchStax by Measured Search – the only Fully Managed Solr-as-a-Service cloud-agnostic solution.  We’ve got a lot of great things planned for 2017 and we’re looking forward to sharing more with you in the coming months!

Wishing you all a wonderful and memorable holiday season.

Securing Search Indices In the Cloud

With SearchStax and Credeon by Hitachi integration customers can now achieve unprecedented levels of security on confidential data. This integration protects against internal and external threats by enabling encrypted search index queries to be performed without requiring the decryption of the index. Use of a random number for encryption with homomorphic functions and a symmetric-key encryption scheme achieves the highest level of security available without sacrificing performance. To learn more, click here.

Optimizing Search with NLP

SearchStax now offers an integration with Rosette for Solr by Basis Technology. This integrated solution enables entity extraction and linking to facilitate high quality faceted search by extracting people, locations, organizations, products, and many more entity types. The entity extraction utilizes a combination of statistical models, gazetteers and regular expressions and can link those entities to Wikipedia or a custom entity database. Enhanced name search is also enabled – overcome misspellings, nicknames, missing spaces, the same name written in different languages, or other variations.  Contact us to learn more.

SearchStax Analytics

SearchStax® Analytics provide the insights you need to make your search experience better for your customers.

SearchStax Analytics takes a holistic approach to measuring the effectiveness of your search. Analytics capabilities provided by most search vendors provide only low-level reports as they don’t have control over the application level. We keep you close to your users by reporting click-through rate, bounce rates, and more, that others don’t. This helps you measure and optimize relevance and ranking changes effectively. Contact us to learn more.

SearchStax now Supports Solr 6.1

We’ve certified Solr version 6.1. New features/enhancements include:

  • Parallel SQL Support
  • Graph Traversal Query Support
  • Cross Data-Center Replication
  • JDBC driver for SQL interface
  • Filter support in Real-time Get
  • New streaming API, and much more.

For additional information, click here.

 

 

SearchStax now with New Relic!

SearchStax now supports New Relic Integration. To get New Relic’s APM (Application Performance Monitoring) or Servers (to allow you to view and analyze critical cloud server metrics), simply paste your New Relic key into SearchStax and click a couple of checkboxes.  All done! To learn more, click here.

SearchStax now with PagerDuty

Get full integration with PagerDuty, the real-time incident resolution solution for the modern IT Operations team. With a SearchStax and PagerDuty integration, Ops teams can minimize business-disrupting events and meet the availability and performance demands of the digital enterprise. Contact us to learn more.

Audit log

Audit logging helps you answer the question “who did what, where, and when?” within your SearchStax platform.

The activity log provides you with a list of all user actions within your tenant account, including those of the Measured Search Support team. The list consists of a User column including email of the user who performed the logged change, his/her role, timestamp of action in UTC, the action itself, action detail and IP address where the action originated. Contact us to learn more.

Custom JAR Support

We love cloud automation and strive to figure out ways to speed our customers’ development and release cycles. We have now enabled the ability to deploy custom JARs through SearchStax Cloud Manager. SearchStax Gold and above customers no longer have to go through our support team to deploy their custom JAR’s.  The SearchStax Dashboard is enabled to completely control which JARs are to be deployed. To learn more, click here.

 

 

Availability Reports / SLA

As part of our support services at Measured Search®, we offer our premium customers service-level guarantees (SLA) around response time and availability.

Clients who opt for Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus levels of support get access to an Availability Report in the SearchStax® dashboard. This is a graph and a summary that makes a record of response times and downtime so they can be compared with the guarantees of the client’s service-level agreement (SLA). To learn more, click here.

Added Mumbai and Sydney AWS Regions

Our goal is to empower developers and companies around the world to build powerful and innovative applications utilizing open source software. Our robust and scalable infrastructure makes it easy to deploy, manage, scale and optimize Solr on the cloud. Mumbai, India and Sydney, Australia join Oregon, N. Virginia, N. California, Dublin, Frankfurt, and Singapore regions already available to developers to spin up Solr clusters. To learn more, click here.

 

 

Cloning

Clone your deployment with the push of a button across any region in the world. This feature makes it really easy for developers or administrators to take an existing deployment and replicate the exac same deployment with the click of a button. Whether that’s for creating a new environment for testing, development or staging or even creating a brand new deployment in a completely new region anywhere in the world. Contact us to learn more.

Threshold Alerting

SearchStax® provides two kinds of real-time email alerts:

  • Heartbeat alerts: Notify a list of email recipients when a server starts or stops operating.
  • Threshold alerts: Notify a list of email recipients when a server exceeds a performance threshold.

Both types of alerts create an “incident” report that you can inspect in the SearchStax dashboard. Contact us to learn more.

Solr Authentication via SearchStax Cloud Manager / Security

The SearchStax dashboard now allows you to secure your Solr deployments via Basic Authentication. SearchStax users can create read/write/admin roles and add/delete users within those roles. Contact us to learn more.

Proactive Disk Usage Alert

SearchStax now sends email alerts whenever your disk space reaches less than 20% of it’s capacity. It allows both our customers and our support team to take action to prevent an out of disk error and to avoid downtime. Contact us to learn more.

Realtime Log Streaming

Enable developers to look at logs for a particular search instance in real time. This is useful when developers or operations teams are triaging a problem in real-time. Contact us to learn more.

Multi-User Support / Team Collaboration

Bring in other people on your team to perform various functions. Assign who can view reports vs. who can create & delete deployments. Contact us to learn more.

 

New Feature

Introducing Availability Reports for Solr-as-a-Service Customers

As part of our support services at Measured Search®, we offer our premium customers service-level guarantees (SLA) about response time and availability.

Clients who select Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus levels of support get access to an Availability Report in the SearchStax® dashboard. This is a graph and a summary that makes a record of response times and downtime so they can be compared with the guarantees of the client’s service-level agreement (SLA).

availabilityreport
The Availability Report displays the uptime of a specific deployment for the current month and for any previous months.

For further information, see the Plans page of the SearchStax documentation.

Availability Reports are only available to Gold+ Customers.

New Feature

Introducing Custom JAR Support for Apache Solr deployments via SearchStax Dashboard

SearchStax by Measured Search premium customers have been enjoying the ability to utilize custom JARs within their deployments running Apache Solr through our Support team. At Measured Search, we love cloud automation and strive to figure out ways for our customers to speed up their development and release cycles. Previously, deploying custom JARs took anywhere from a half a day to two business days. The process included opening a support ticket, deploying the custom JAR’s, and then communicating successful deployment back to the customer. The customer would then be enabled to start using the new capability that they built.

We felt we could do better. Today, we have released the ability for our customers to deploy custom JARs themselves to their SolrCloud deployments through SearchStax Cloud Manager. SearchStax Gold and above customers now no longer have to go through our support team to deploy their JARs within their Apache Solr deployments.  They can utilize the SearchStax Dashboard to completely control which JARs to deploy and when they want to deploy them.

The JAR files are added and managed through the JARs page within the SearchStax dashboard.

jarpage

For step-by-step instructions see Adding Custom JARs to a Deployment.

New Feature, Solr

SearchStax by Measured Search Now Supports New Relic Integrations For Advanced Analytics

SearchStax® by Measured Search now supports New Relic integration. Integration with your existing New Relic account is as easy as pasting in your New Relic key and checking one or two checkboxes.

New Relic

SearchStax supports two New Relic services:

  • New Relic “APM” is a software-analytics service for application performance monitoring (APM). It provides both current and historical information about memory usage, CPU utilization, database query performance, web browser rendering performance, application availability and error analysis, external services, and other useful metrics.
  • New Relic “Servers” allows you to view and analyze critical cloud server metrics, including CPU usage, physical memory, network activity, processes, and disk I/O utilization and capacity.

For a step-by-step discussion, see the SearchStax and New Relic page in the SearchStax documentation.

News, Press Releases

Hitachi Solutions America and Measured Search® Launch First-of-Its-Kind Secure Solr Search Solution in the Cloud at Lucene Revolution 2016

New Integrated Offering Provides Solr Customers With Unprecedented Level of Security on Confidential Data

Los Angeles, CA – October 12, 2016 – Measured Search, Inc., a leader in cloud orchestration, management and analytics platform for Apache Solr announced that it has partnered with Hitachi Solutions America and will be showcasing a combined solution offering cloud-based secure search on top of Apache Solr during the Lucene Revolution 2016 conference in Boston, MA.

Measured Search’s SearchStax® product suite offers automated provisioning and scaling of Apache Solr Search Engine, on-demand and scheduled backups, 24/7 monitoring and alerting, comprehensive analytics, and administrative tooling that helps companies manage and scale their Solr search solutions in the cloud.

SearchStax® combined with Measured Search’s Managed Services power the only fully managed Solr-as-a-service multi-cloud capable offering available today.

Hitachi Solutions America’s Credeon Secure Full-Text Search is a searchable encryption technology for the full-text search engine, Solr. It protects against internal and external threats by enabling encrypted search index queries to be performed without requiring the decryption of the index. Use of a random number for encryption with homomorphic functions and a symmetric-key encryption scheme achieves the highest level of security available without sacrificing performance.

“We value Measured Search for their forefront initiatives in managed Solr solutions in the Cloud. We’re excited about this strategic partnership which allows more customers to secure their Solr solutions through the extensive expertise and great customer service offered by Measured Search” said Junji Kuramoto, Senior Vice President, Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd.

“This partnership with Hitachi Solutions America and the integration of Credeon Secure Full-Text Search with SearchStax offers our customers a first-of-its kind solution to perform search against confidential data” said Sameer Maggon, Founder and CEO of Measured Search. “Our solution’s integration with Credeon prevents unauthorized parties from accessing confidential data with solid security features such as encrypted index files and ability to search while index files stay encrypted. We are very excited about this latest technological offering and what it means for our customers.”

To set up a demo of SearchStax® at LUCENE REVOLUTION 2016, taking place October 13-14 at the Sheraton Boston, we invite you to visit the company’s booth (#12) or contact sales@measuredsearch.com.

About Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd.

Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. (HSAL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., a core member of the Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of the Hitachi Group and a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to companies across many industries. Hitachi Solutions established U.S. operations in 1991 with headquarters in San Francisco. HSAL uses its diverse range of IT expertise to drive its Social Innovation Business on a global scale and is dedicated to creating social solutions for the benefit of businesses and society. For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit: http://psg.hitachi-solutions.com.

 

About Measured Search, Inc.

Measured Search® enables companies to elevate the experience of Apache Solr based search applications faster and with more confidence. SearchStax® by Measured Search is a leading cloud orchestration, management and analytics platform for Apache Solr. Delivering cloud agnostic search as a managed service, Measured Search offers software and services that automate Solr management and administration in the cloud, improves stability and performance, provides comprehensive end-user search analytics, and on demand Solr expertise. To learn more about Measured Search call 844.9.SEARCH, or visit http://www.measuredsearch.com

 

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