Thunderstone Software has announced enhancements in the new Enterprise Version 6 of the Thunderstone Search Appliance. The enhancements include: Database Walking, the new DBWalk technology is designed to index database content that is not otherwise Web accessible. Databases supported initially are: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Sybase, and Thunderstone Texis; Data Loading, the new DataLoad API (application program interface) provides a way to index data where crawling is not practical or where real-time updating is important. The API allows the Appliance to accept data feeds from external sources;
Result Authorization, the Search Appliance now offers several methods to accomplish result authorization, designed for different intranet environments. The authorization technology applies to searches of databases, file systems, and Web sites; and SNMP (Simple Network Monitoring Protocol). Many enterprise system administrators rely on SNMP to remotely track performance of servers in many locations. The Search Appliance now may be monitored in the same manner.