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Cloudtenna Releases DirectSearch and DirectSearch Core for Global File Search

Silicon Valley AI software startup Cloudtenna has announced public availability of its global file search software DirectSearch and a new OEM program called DirectSearch Core.

According to the vendor, with DirectSearch, enterprise users get a comprehensive AI/machine learning-based search platform that finds files across disparate repositories. Out of the box, DirectSearch products include connectors to common collaboration tools including Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Outlook, Gmail, Slack, Atlassian JIRA and Confluence. Additional repositories, including hybrid support for on-premises file servers, are coming later this year. Users can find files by name, sender, date, file type, keyword, content, and other attributes regardless of where it is located.

Cloudtenna’s new OEM program, DirectSearch Core, provides developers with easy-to-integrate search infrastructure purpose-built specifically for files. File search in enterprise environments has been a particularly unique challenge because search results must reflect complex and ultra-granular file permissions. Building search in this manner has historically been prohibitively difficult to scale and unreasonably expensive. DirectSearch Core overcomes these challenges and helps OEM partners deliver high-performance file search across multiple repositories

File search infrastructure faces requirements that go beyond the footprint of traditional search infrastructure used for log-search and site-search, explained Aaron Ganek, CEO, Cloudtenna. It must be smart enough to reflect accurate file permissions and to derive context to boost search results, and do all this in a fraction of second.

Cloudtenna architected DirectSearch to be scalable beyond thousands of employees accessing billions of files across dozens of repositories, and still deliver fast results in less than a second. It uses real-time binding to build its file index and then performs consistency checks to capture deltas, such as a security change or a deleted file. File deduplication and ACL crunching reduces data required by the index, significantly reducing storage costs and requirements.

According to Cloudtenna, the market for universal file search has matured in the past few quarters with notable investments and IPOs. OEMs are increasingly looking for search technology built for files, not logs, that they can plug in to their own front-end UI and are easy to license and release to market. Research shows enterprises incur extremely high costs when employees or external customers are unable to find, access, and use information. These costs come from lost productivity – each worker spends an estimated 2.5 hours every day searching for information – but also poor decision-making and lost revenues based on insufficient or missing information.

For more information, visit https://cloudtenna.com/enterprise-search.html.

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