Gigablast Video

Gigablast by Matt Wells (formerly Infoseek) was founded in 2000 and is based in New Mexico. With its own crawler technology, Gigablast had over 12 billion indexed pages in 2006, making it the second largest search engine in the world, according to its founder. Gigablast also relies on environmentally friendly wind power. Gigablast offers large-scale, high-performance, real-time information retrieval technology, a variety of features such as topic generation and the ability to index a wide variety of document formats. Search engines such as Ixquick, Clusty, Zuula, Snap and Blingo use or use Gigablast as the underlying search technology. In 2013, the search engine source code was released as open source under an Apache license. Gigablast has been the search technology of the Internet archives since 2015.


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Developer Wells, Matt

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Topic Music, Sound & Video Search engine


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Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite


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Features & Functionality

2015: »Gigablast is now available as an open source search engine on Download it today. Finally a robust, scalable search solution in C/C++ that has been in development and used commercially since 2000.« Source


Example results page for "sand": Source

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Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

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Created: 2019-11-14