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Google Cloud Search - First-Hand Review and Analysis | Search Technologies
In 2002, Google entered the enterprise search space with the introduction of the Google Search Appliance (GSA) - a rack-mounted device that provided document indexing and search functionality. Over time, the GSA gained popularity thanks to a number of powerful features:
Simple setup of a web crawler to index content from an enterprise’s internal websites 
Out-of-the box user interface (UI) to quickly give users access to search 
Connectors to index richer metadata structures and ACLs (Access Control Lists) from a variety of content management systems
Integration with an organization’s authentication systems and leverage of the indexed ACLs to display only the search results that users are allowed to view
As newer technology trends and features were introduced to the market, competitors of the GSA’s search solution started to attract more users. Here are some trends we have spotted over the past few years:
As the migration to the cloud took a strong hold in the enterprise IT, the GSA’s deployment inside an enterprise data center and its lack of auto-scaling capabilities made it less flexible compared to other search solutions.
Other proprietary and open source search solutions continued to evolve their indexing and query APIs at a pace that made the GSA feel rigid.
Although the GSA’s search relevancy models were some of the best, the inability to feed substantially more data to help improve these models put a cap on what the GSA could provide in terms of search relevancy.
google  cloud  search 
7 minutes ago by rgl7194
Flickr: The Help Forum: [Official Thread] Ongoing improvements & updates to Free & Pro plans
SmugMug was a launch customer of S3 in 2006. We literally have more experience with S3 than any company Earth other than *maybe* Amazon.com.

I have been doing Internet-scale storage, self-hosted and cloud, since 1993.

I can assure you that S3 is massively cheaper than hosting it yourself, which is why even the world's largest companies have moved and continue to move to S3.
cloud  amazon 
3 hours ago by foliovision
New data demonstrates generally superb cloud connectivity, but quirks remain
"Quantifying cloud performance becomes vitally important once infrastructure at AWS, Azure and Google Cloud displaces company-owned and operated systems."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture 
3 hours ago by jonerp
Amazon SageMaker on AWS
Amazon SageMaker is a fully-managed platform that enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily build, train, and deploy machine learning models at any scale.
aws  data-science  cloud  ide  machine-learning 
5 hours ago by alphajuliet
AWS in Plain English
Hey, have you heard of the new AWS services: ContainerCache, ElastiCast and QR72? Of course not, I just made those up.

But with 50 plus opaquely named services, we decided that enough was enough and that some plain english descriptions were needed.
amazon  aws  cloud  reference 
8 hours ago by ianmclaury
Apache OpenWhisk
Serverless, open source cloud platform.
apache  opensource  cloud  serverless 
11 hours ago by angusm
Nieuwe VS Cloud Act & Europese privacy
Cloud Act: ‘Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act’
europe  privacy  microsoft  cloud  usa  eu  trump 
12 hours ago by geekzter
OpenLambda
an open-source serverless computing platform
openlambda  lambda  open-source  serverless  faas  programming  platform  cloud 
12 hours ago by vicchow

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