Google Search Appliance with SharePoint


GSA Customers Now Have Access to the Most Predominant Portal Platform

BA Insight Announces Integration of Google Search Appliance with SharePoint

GSA Customers Now Have Access to the Most Predominant Portal Platform

Boston, MA – February 17, 2016 –BA Insight announces GSA for SharePoint, out-of-the-box software that integrates Google Search with SharePoint and provides a transition path for GSA customers to migrate to SharePoint search or Elasticsearch at any point in the future.

BA Insight also announced a GSA Replacement Program that provides a cost-effective alternative for replacing GSA with SharePoint/SharePoint Search, which is ubiquitous across enterprises, and/or Elasticsearch, the fastest growing open source search platform.  Customers can even replace GSA with a combination of SharePoint and Elasticsearch if so desired.

With the news that the Google Search Appliance (GSA) will be discontinued, GSA customers now have an alternative that not only provides options for which search engine(s) to use, but also includes a full range of connectivity, preview, and other capabilities – all while reducing costs.

“In many organizations, GSA is used with connectors to search across a wide variety of enterprise and business systems.  It also provides document preview to view an image of a document without leaving the search results,” said Massood Zarrabian, CEO of BA Insight.  “Our software portfolio provides these capabilities and more, allowing us to offer a solution that goes well beyond what the GSA or SharePoint provide.  This ensures GSA customers a strong growth path for the future.”

Using BA Insight’s software, GSA customers can immediately leverage SharePoint as a portal.  A search page or search application talks to the GSA, SharePoint search, or Elasticsearch with no change.  The integration allows the GSA to be used with Office 365 and hybrid SharePoint, as well as with SharePoint on-premise.

“Our technology gives organizations the ability to treat search engines as a switchable component so they can migrate quickly from the GSA and not face these challenges again in the future,” said Jeff Fried, BA Insight’s CTO.  “We also reduce the risk in a transition because companies can conduct A/B testing or just switch over the search UI between engines, falling back if needed.  They can then move forward with improvements and new capabilities, knowing that if they ever need to change again in the future, then they can easily do so.”

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