The SearchBlox Distributed Edition is a J2EE Search component for the Akamai EdgeComputing Platform, a J2EE Application Platform consisting of more than 14,000 servers in more than 1100 networks in over 70 countries. SearchBlox Distributed Edition can handle search requests concurrently from thousands of users at any time by distributing the handling of search requests to thousands of servers on the EdgeComputing Platform. Each of these servers runs an identical, standalone and special SearchBlox search application that contains all the components required to handle the search requests.
   
The Akamai-Certified SearchBlox Distributed Edition offers out-of-the-box search functionality for fast and easy implementation with your websites, applications, intranets and portals. SearchBlox uses the Lucene Search API and incorporates integrated HTTP/HTTPS and File System crawlers, support for various document formats including HTML, Word, PDF, PowerPoint and Excel, support for indexing and searching content in 18 languages and customizable search results, all controlled from a browser-based Admin Console.
 
Main features:
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- On Demand Search. SearchBlox Distributed Edition can handle search requests concurrently from thousands of users at any time. Moreover, when there is a sudden surge in search requests, it can quickly scale to handle the demand without increasing search times.
 
- Security. SearchBlox Distributed Edition offers total security for deployed search application by making it completely READONLY. This ensures the integrity of the deployed application at all times.

- Integration. SearchBlox Distributed Edition is seamlessly integrated with Akamai EdgeComputing Platform. With a single click in the SearchBlox Admin Console, the search application can be deployed on the Akamai EdgeComputing Platform.

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.searchblox.com/distributed.html