Multiple search engine support
With our library of pre-built backends, a variety of different search engines can be accessed individually or in combination. You can combine different editions or versions of the same kind of search engine (such as SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013) or across different search engines (such as SharePoint 2013 and Elasticsearch).
Sends queries to multiple search engines, then combines the results into a single set. Relevance normalization algorithms mix results into the right order and combine refiner values so that users get the seamless experience they expect. Administrators can also add a bias. For example, slightly preferring results from a local system over a remote system.
Dynamic Query and Result Transformation
ur extensible query and result pipelines let developers modify queries and results on the fly so they can tackle difficult search challenges easily. A library of pre-built pipeline stages provides powerful add-ons without coding. All of this is done transparently to the UI, which simplifies development and administration.
SharePoint’s OOTB pipelines are sealed; and open up a wide range of innovative solutions.
Minimizes response time so that users see responsive search, even with a heavy query load.
Completely integrated with SharePoint
The Federator is built as a SharePoint Search Service Application (SSA) so that all SharePoint UI and administrative functions work with it seamlessly independent of which search engine(s) are accessed. This architecture also provides easy deployment, dynamic scaling, and integrated monitoring with tools and techniques familiar to SharePoint administrators.
- Comply with export restriction laws
- Integrate subscription sources that don’t allow crawling
- Seamlessly incorporate Google, Bing or Wikipedia
- Maintain Governance + ComplianceInclude real-time news and stock values in results
- Maintain high security using separate indexes
- Scale beyond what one search farm can handle