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Code Project:  "Using Azure Files, RemoteApp and dtSearch for Secure Instant Search Across Terabytes of A Wide Range of Data Types from Any Computer or Device"
In this .NET solution, all dtSearch components (including indexes) are cloud-based. Searching takes advantage of Microsoft's RemoteApp, giving the search component the "look and feel" of a native application running on any RemoteApp-supported device: Windows, Android, iOS or OS/X.

More CodeProject articles on faceted search, etc.
Windows, Linux, Android Mac Platform Support

Please contact dtSearch if you are interested in adding a new platform to an existing dtSearch Engine license.

dtSearch is pleased to announce version 7.83. More information

dtSearch Desktop/Network Upgrades
  • The upgrade is free for all licensed dtSearch Desktop/Network 7.x customers.
  • To obtain the upgrade, run dtSearch Desktop and click Help > Check for Updates > Check Now.
  • You can also download the current version here (no password required).  
Developer (dtSearch Web/Publish/Engine) Upgrades
  • dtSearch developer licenses by default include one year of support and upgrades.  Only dtSearch developer customers who are current for support and upgrades are licensed to download and use the new version.
  • If you are current on support and upgrades, you can download the new version
    here.  An installation password is required; please contact dtSearch if you need the password.
  • If you are not current on support and upgrades, please add an additional year of support and upgrades before downloading.  Please visit our upgrade store to renew a basic license, or contact dtSearch to renew a signed license.  (dtSearch Engine for Linux users, please contact dtSearch to renew your license.)
  • For any questions on your renewal status or the scope of your license, please contact dtSearch
PDF Hit-Highlighting Plug-In
  • Version 1.05 remains the current version, supporting hit highlighting after a search from within Adobe Reader X, XI and DC (running under Windows). To download, please visit download.dtsearch.com/pdfhl
  • As an alternative to the client-running dtSearch plug-in, one third-party custom development company, Contegra Systems, has a server-side only PDF hit-highlighting solution, bypassing the need to have each end-user separately install software to add hit highlights to PDF files. Please visit contegrasystems.com/contact.

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New .NET Solution uses dtSearch® with Microsoft Azure Files and RemoteApp for instant cloud-based searching across terabytes of data in nearly any data type from nearly any computer or device

Bethesda, Maryland – dtSearch Corp., a leading supplier of general enterprise and developer text retrieval software, announces a new .NET solution for running the dtSearch Engine fully online in the Microsoft Azure cloud. The solution uses RemoteApp for secure data access of nearly any data type from nearly any computer or device.

The solution enables cloud operation of all dtSearch components, leveraging Microsoft’s new Azure Files feature for dtSearch index storage. Searching (including all 25+ dtSearch search options) runs via Microsoft's RemoteApp. Using RemoteApp gives the search component the “look and feel” of a native application running under Windows, Android, iOS or OS/X. Developers using dtSearch’s core developer product, the dtSearch Engine, can find the solution on CodeProject, including complete Visual Studio 2015 .NET sample code.

Document Filters and Supported Data. Using dtSearch’s own proprietary document filters, dtSearch products can parse, index, search and display with highlighted hits, including in both full-text and metadata, all of the following data types.

  • Web-ready content: supports integrated image and text support in HTML, XML/XSL, PDF, ASP.NET, CMS, PHP, SharePoint, etc.
    Other databases: supports XML, Access, XBASE, CSV, as well as (through the dtSearch Engine APIs) SQL data along with the full-text of BLOB data.
  • MS Office formats: supports integrated browser-ready image and text in Word (RTF/DOC/DOCX), PowerPoint (PPT/PPTX), Excel (XLS/XLSX), Access (MDB/ACCDB) and OneNote (ONE).
  • Other “Office” formats, PDF, compression formats: supports other “Office” suite formats; compression formats like RAR, ZIP, GZIP and TAR; PDF, PDF Portfolio, and now many encrypted PDFs.
  • Emails and attachments: supports integrated browser-ready images, text and attachments in Outlook/Exchange (PST/OST/MSG) and Thunderbird (MBOX/EML).
  • Recursively embedded objects: supports recursively embedded objects and images in supported email types and MS Office formats. For example, the dtSearch document filters would support an email attachment consisting of a ZIP container including both a PDF and an Access database, where the latter also includes an embedded PowerPoint with embedded images.
Terabyte Indexer. dtSearch enterprise and developer products can index over a terabyte of text in a single index, spanning multiple directories, emails and attachments, online data and other databases. The products can create and search any number of indexes. Indexed search time is typically less than a second, even across terabytes of data.

Concurrent, Multithreaded Searching. dtSearch developer products provide efficient multithreaded searching, with no limit on the number of concurrent search threads. For online search, the products can run in a completely stateless manner, making it very easy to scale.

Federated Searching and the dtSearch Spider. dtSearch products offer federated searching across any number of directories, emails (with nested attachments), and databases. The dtSearch Spider adds local and remote online content to a search. The Spider can index sites to any level of depth, with support for public and private or secure online content, including log-ins and forms-based authentication. dtSearch products support integrated relevancy ranking with highlighted hits across both online and offline data repositories.

25+ Other Search Options and International Language Support. The dtSearch product line provides over 25 search types, including special forensics search options. For international language coverage, dtSearch products support Unicode, including support for right-to-left languages, and special Chinese/Japanese/Korean character options.

Products and Platforms. SDKs include the dtSearch Engine for Win & .NET, Linux, Android and Mac OS X in beta. Native 64-bit and 32-bit APIs cover .NET, C++, and Java. The dtSearch Engine’s document filters are also available for separate OEM licensing across all platforms. Other dtSearch products include: Web with Spider (providing HTML5 templates to publish instantly searchable data to an Internet or Intranet site); Network with Spider; Desktop with Spider; and Publish.

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About dtSearch, www.dtsearch.com
The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval® since 1991, the dtSearch product line instantly searches terabytes of text. Along with enterprise and developer text retrieval, the company has its own document filters, offering parsing, extraction, conversion and searching of a broad spectrum of data formats. Supported data types encompass databases, website data, popular “Office” formats, compression formats and emails (including the full-text of nested attachments). dtSearch products meet some of the largest-capacity text retrieval needs in the world, and have received hundreds of excellent case studies and press reviews. (Please see www.dtsearch.com for these.) The company has distributors worldwide with coverage on six continents. For more information, or to download fully-functional evaluations, please call 1-800-IT-FINDS (or 301/263-0731), email info@dtsearch.com, or visit www.dtsearch.com.

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Fulton History’s 34 Million Page Online Newspaper Archive Adds Contegra’s Server-Side PDF Hit Highlighter to dtSearch® Instant Searching for Immediate Historical Access
Contegra’s product lets web users (with only a browser installed) enter a dtSearch request and jump right to highlighted hits superimposed on the original newspaper page image


Fulton History offers an unparalleled historical newspaper collection extending back to the 18th Century. dtSearch is a leader in enterprise and developer text retrieval software and document filters. Contegra Systems has decades of data integration experience and is a major provider of custom development implementations for the dtSearch Engine market, including precision faceted search and other advanced data classification.

With the new installation, Fulton History visitors can not only instantly search 34 million newspaper pages, but also automatically hone in on the exact place on the original newspaper image that contains the search term. “With about a million visitors a month to FultonHistory.com, it is critical that the site runs smoothly,” says Tom Tryniski, Fulton History’s Founder. “Adding Contegra’s highlighter to dtSearch makes the whole user experience run that much more seamlessly.”

One key issue with newspaper scanning is the possibility of optical character recognition (OCR) errors. A smudge on an old newspaper might result in an OCR program resolving “Titamic”’ as “Titanic.” The dtSearch Engine includes its own fuzzy searching algorithm which lets web visitors adjust search fuzziness to sift through OCR and other typographical errors. For example, with a fuzziness level of 3, a search for “Titanic” would find not only “Titanic” but also “Titamic.” With a fuzziness level of 4, a search for “Titanic” would find “Titanic,” “Titamic” and “Titomic.”

On the Fulton History site, dtSearch’s fuzziness algorithm also extends to the Contegra application’s highlighting of PDF hits. Adds Mr. Tryniski: “Because of the potential for OCR errors when scanning old newspapers, dtSearch’s fuzzy searching is really important.” The Fulton History site makes available other dtSearch search options as well, including stemming, phonic and concept / thesaurus searching.

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About Fulton History, www.fultonhistory.com
Originally a resource for searching historical newspaper records from upstate New York, Fulton History brings together an ever expanding collection of American and now Canadian newspapers. The entire 34 million page collection is available for the general public to search at fultonhistory.com

About Contegra Systems
, www.contegrasystems.com

Established in 1987, Contegra Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of data integration services to Fortune 500 companies and others with extensive data access requirements. The company routinely transforms substantial collections of mixed data content into robust, user-friendly Web and other electronic products. The company also routinely undertakes custom development projects involving the dtSearch Engine SDKs, applying Contegra’s server-side PDF hit-highlighting application as well as customized faceted and other advanced data classification implementations.

About dtSearch
, dtSearch.com

The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval® since 1991, the dtSearch product line has 25+ search options for instantly searching terabytes of text. Along with enterprise and developer text retrieval, the company has its own document filters, offering parsing, extraction, conversion and searching of a broad range of data formats. Supported data types encompass databases, website data, popular “Office” formats, compression formats, and emails with attachments. dtSearch products meet some of the largest-capacity text retrieval needs in the world, including developer APIs spanning multiple platforms. The products have received hundreds of excellent case studies and press reviews. (Please see dtSearch.com for these.) The company has distributors worldwide with coverage on six continents.
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directEDGAR SEC Edgar Database Research Platform Now Embeds The dtSearch® Engine for Enhanced Search and Retrieval

AcademicEDGAR+ is the creator of the SEC Edgar database research application directEDGAR. AppsPlus offers software development and consultancy with a specialty in data-intensive programming. dtSearch is a leading provider of enterprise and developer text retrieval software and document filters. Together, these companies announce the integration of the dtSearch Engine into the latest version of the directEDGAR Search, Extraction & Normalization Engine.

For almost a decade, industry analysts and academic researchers have relied on directEDGAR to identify, extract and normalize content from the millions upon millions of corporate filings made through the SEC’s EDGAR system. As the number of EDGAR filings grows ever larger, directEDGAR needed to upgrade its embedded search engine.

“Advanced search is critical when researchers need to carefully select relevant documents from a population of documents that well exceeds 40 million,” says Dr. Kealey, associate professor of accounting at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and CEO of AcademicEDGAR. “Our team did a deep dive into all of the search technologies in the market and kept coming back to the incredible and unique feature set offered by the dtSearch Engine.”

“We have over two terabytes of SEC filings and there was no other vendor whose offering allowed immediate access to any document in the results set no matter how many documents are returned.” Dr. Kealey also notes that search granularity is critically important, and dtSearch's unique operators extend far beyond the standard Boolean operators. “With the full set of dtSearch operators, along with our unique document meta tags that are indexed with the dtSearch Engine, our clients are going to be able to take a much more nuanced approach to defining their search set.”

To complete the implementation, AcademicEDGAR+ chose AppsPlus. AppsPlus specializes in data-rich development projects, and has a 15-year track record of dtSearch Engine custom development projects for clients ranging from non-profits to multibillion dollar IT and telecom companies as well as government organizations like the Department of Defense.

AppsPlus worked with AcademicEDGAR+ to create a next generation version of directEDGAR. “Taking advantage of the dtSearch Engine’s .NETs threading capabilities and background services, we were able to come up with a responsive search application greatly increasing performance over prior versions of the directEDGAR toolset,” says F. Scott Barker of AppsPlus.

But search is just one step in the directEDGAR product. After search, the product also offers extraction of key content, followed by normalization. “Partnering with dtSearch and AppsPlus allows us to focus on our real competency which is adding extraction and normalization features that make it easy for researchers to not only find the relevant documents but convert the content in the documents into data for their research,” adds Dr. Kealey.

dtSearch products can instantly search terabytes of text, including 25+ full-text and metadata hit-highlighted search features. dtSearch’s proprietary document filters support a wide range of document types, emails and attachments, databases and other online data. The dtSearch Engine has APIs for .NET, C++ and Java, with SDKs for Windows, Linux, Android and Mac OS/X in beta. The dtSearch Engine can also run on Azure with searching via Microsoft's RemoteApp, giving search the “look and feel” of a native application under Windows, Android, iOS or OS/X.

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About AcademicEDGAR+, www.directEDGAR.com.
AcademicEDGAR+ is the leading provider of search, extraction and normalization tools for SEC Edgar filings. Serving the academic and institutional market since 2008, AcademicEDGAR+ was also first to integrate CIK filtering directly into a search platform, allowing researchers to easily focus on specific company sets. Its TableExtractor, Dehydration and Rehydration tools are used by academics and governance professionals around the world to collect data for research and analytical models. Citations in all of the top academic accounting and finance journals have proven that these tools allow researchers to focus on their creativity and not get trapped in the drudgery of data collection.

About AppsPlus,
appsplus.com

AppsPlus specializes in working with data. F. Scott Barker, the lead developer of AppsPlus, has worked with Microsoft both as employee and contractor over the last 20 years, including as a Microsoft MVP, and on the original Microsoft Access team. In addition to development solutions, Mr. Barker has written a number of books on Microsoft development, as well as training developers around the world. AppsPlus creates projects using dtSearch, C#, Windows Forms, and Web Forms, and works with various database systems such as SQL Server, Oracle, and Microsoft Access.

About dtSearch,
www.dtsearch.com

The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval® since 1991, the dtSearch product line instantly searches terabytes of text. Along with enterprise and developer text retrieval, the company has its own document filters, offering parsing, extraction, conversion and searching of a broad range of data formats. Supported data types encompass databases, website data, popular “Office” formats, compression formats, and emails with attachments. dtSearch products meet some of the largest-capacity text retrieval needs in the world, and have received hundreds of excellent case studies and press reviews. (Please see dtSearch.com for these.) The company has distributors worldwide with coverage on six continents.

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CloudNine™ Engages dtSearch® Engine for Streamlined SaaS-Hosted eDiscovery
Over 50 of the top 250 law firms are customers of the highly scalable CloudNine solution


CloudNine, eDiscovery provider to over 20% of top law firms, and dtSearch, a leader in enterprise and developer text retrieval products for instantly searching terabytes of text across a wide variety of data types, announce the integration of the dtSearch Engine into CloudNine’s SaaS-hosted eDiscovery platform.

When you need to review large volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) under tight litigation deadlines, choosing the right technology is vital. For CloudNine, a Houston-based electronic discovery software and service provider, one of the key components of that technology is dtSearch, the text-retrieval search engine that CloudNine has integrated into its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) review platform.

“With information volume in most organizations doubling about every two years, our clients have more data than ever to cull quickly for litigation review,” stated Doug Austin, Vice President of Professional Services at CloudNine. “Our clients are able to do so through the advanced searching and culling capabilities within our litigation review platform and dtSearch is a key component of that advanced searching and culling.”

“Before we switched to dtSearch, we had to rely on the full-text indexing and retrieval capabilities of the database management system (DBMS) that we were using,” noted Bill David, Chief Technology Officer at CloudNine, who oversees software development for the company. “By moving to dtSearch, we were not only able to take advantage of additional advanced searching capabilities, but we were also able to become DBMS independent.”

CloudNine has taken advantage of dtSearch’s fast indexing and retrieval capabilities to enable its clients to manage very large document collections. “We have hosted single data collections in the terabytes,” remarked Austin. “By leveraging the power of dtSearch in our platform, our clients can retrieve most result sets in just a few seconds, even in our largest collections.”

“The programmatic control that dtSearch gives us over the source files makes it easier to manage terabytes of data and still deliver search results fast,” added David. “Because of that, many of our clients process and load their entire eDiscovery data collection via our automated Discovery Client application, knowing that our search engine will quickly index their text and enable them to quickly cull the data within our platform.”

“CloudNine’s ease of use and searching flexibility are key reasons that we have used it on several cases within our firm,” stated Katherine Gonyea, Attorney at Dow, Golub, Remels & Beverly, LLP. “Even with cases as large as over 500,000 documents and over 1.8 million pages, the software returns search results in seconds!”

“In addition to its speed, our clients love the robustness of the search engine,” added Austin. “The ability to perform complex searches that include grouping of terms, phrases, proximity, fuzzy, stemming and synonyms which is integrated into CloudNine via the dtSearch Engine enables our clients to strike the best balance possible between recall and precision in their searches.”

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About CloudNine Discovery, www.cloudninediscovery.com
CloudNine enables law firms to save time and money by consolidating all their eDiscovery collection, processing and review requirements into one resource. CloudNine’s cloud-based eDiscovery software assists in the collection, processing and review of large volumes of data, reducing the expense of traditional processing, loading and hosting. CloudNine owns, operates and manages a dedicated cloud environment, where the hardware, storage and network are dedicated to CloudNine’s eDiscovery platform. CloudNine is currently used by over fifty of the top 250 law firms and offered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) without user fees, where CloudNine licenses its applications to customers for use and provides access via the Internet. CloudNine’s blog, eDiscovery Daily is in its fifth year as a trusted source of information in the legal industry.

About dtSearch, www.dtsearch.com
The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval® since 1991, the dtSearch product line instantly searches terabytes of text. Along with enterprise and developer text retrieval, the company has its own document filters, offering parsing, extraction, conversion and searching of a broad spectrum of data formats. Supported data types encompass databases, static and dynamic website data, popular “Office” formats, compression formats and emails (including the full-text of nested attachments). dtSearch products meet some of the largest-capacity text retrieval needs in the world, and have received hundreds of excellent case studies and press reviews. (Please see www.dtsearch.com for these.) The company has distributors worldwide with coverage on six continents.

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Announcing GFI Archiver Comprehensive Business Archiving Solution Embedding the dtSearch® Engine

GFI Software™, an award-winning global provider of business software and a longtime Microsoft® Gold ISV Partner, and dtSearch, a leader in enterprise and developer text retrieval products for instantly searching terabytes of text across a wide variety of data types, announce GFI Archiver embedding the dtSearch Engine. GFI Archiver is the one-stop business solution for archiving, business intelligence, backup, compliance, eDiscovery – even data leak prevention.

GFI Archiver offers comprehensive support for not only emails and a wide range of file types, but also calendar entries and the like. Businesses can maximize business intelligence and efficiency by sharing files between users and storing them centrally and safely, without depending on online storage providers. For optimal compliance management, GFI Archiver archives emails and files in their original state – in a central, tamper-proof store – to help with compliance, e-discovery and internal investigations.

Features of GFI Archiver include: MailInsights reports to help identify potential security breaches, legal risks and productivity issues by extracting key data from email archives; Data Leakage Detection Reports to identify emails containing sensitive information; and Communications Flow Reports depicting the flow of communications across the business.

“GFI Archiver offers extra control, choice and flexibility over how you manage and access your company’s most important source of information – your archive history,” explains GFI. “Archiving is a better solution than any backup service since users can search for the items themselves.”

For text searching within GFI Archiver, GFI chose the dtSearch Engine for Win & .NET. “dtSearch allows our customers to instantly retrieve information from terabytes of data, across all popular file types. The dtSearch APIs were ideal for our engineering team to tightly integrate into our product.”

“Apart from its easy integration and customization capabilities, dtSearch offers excellent performance, reliability and scalability.” As a global software provider, GFI also welcomed the dtSearch Engine’s international language support. “Having multi-language support is also a great benefit, given our international customer base.”

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About GFI, www.gfi.com
GFI Software™ develops quality IT solutions that enable businesses to monitor, manage and secure their networks with minimal administrative overheard. Serving an expanding customer base of tens of thousands of companies, GFI focuses on scalable communications and security platforms comprising network security, web management, anti-spam, patch and vulnerability management, faxing and archiving solutions. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners worldwide. The company has received numerous awards and industry accolades, and is a longtime Microsoft® Gold ISV Partner.

About dtSearch, www.dtsearch.com
The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval® since 1991, the dtSearch product line instantly searches terabytes of text. Along with enterprise and developer text retrieval, the company has its own document filters, offering parsing, extraction, conversion and searching of a broad spectrum of data formats. Supported data types encompass databases, static and dynamic website data, popular “Office” formats, compression formats and emails (including the full-text of nested attachments). dtSearch products meet some of the largest-capacity text retrieval needs in the world, and have received hundreds of excellent case studies and press reviews. (Please see www.dtsearch.com for these.) The company has distributors worldwide with coverage on six continents.

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Announcing the Altiar Cloud-Based (Optimized for Microsoft Azure) ECM Platform Embedding the dtSearch Engine

Bethesda, Maryland – Altiar full-service cloud-based enterprise content management (ECM) optimized for Microsoft Azure and dtSearch, a leader in enterprise and developer text retrieval products, announce the integration of dtSearch’s core developer product, the dtSearch Engine into the Altiar platform.

A cloud-based service (public or private), Altiar includes rapid setup and limitless scalability and storage. The Altair platform can accept any type of file, from PowerPoint to streaming video, as well as providing a host of tools and services to create custom content pages, newsletters, personal zones and the like. The platform lets users not only access content from any connected device, but also manage, share and track content, including features like email alerts.

“Utilizing the power of dtSearch Engine at the core, users can search across the entire database of files uploaded by other users as well as manage their own uploads simply and quickly,” explains Altiar. “Search results deliver relevant results from the content within every file as well as any additional data provided at upload.”

“Comprehensive searching is a key feature in our financial services’ sector portals, operating at both the brand management and the individual transactional event management level,” says Gareth Ratcliffe, Commercial Director at Altiar. “The dtSearch Engine seamlessly fills that need, resulting in instant searching across all portal data.”

Initial customers of its Altiar platform include financial-industry customer PayPal. “The Altiar ECM platform is uniquely backed by specific knowledge of the financial and other content-rich sectors,” says David Thede, president, dtSearch Corp.  “We welcome the opportunity to work with Altiar in this new cloud-based platform.”

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About Altiar, www.altiar.com
Altiar Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform provides access to your organization’s content assets through one easy to navigate, easy to use mobile and web portal. As our newest web-based content management solution, Altiar ECM works across all of your organization’s search, storage and knowledge management needs. For more information on the Altiar platform’s capabilities, or to organize a demo, please visit www.altiar.com

About dtSearch, www.dtsearch.com
The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval® since 1991, the dtSearch product line instantly searches terabytes of text. Along with enterprise and developer text retrieval, the company has its own document filters, offering parsing, extraction, conversion and searching of a broad spectrum of data formats. Supported data types encompass databases, static and dynamic website data, popular “Office” formats, compression formats and emails (including the full-text of nested attachments). dtSearch products meet some of the largest-capacity text retrieval needs in the world, and have received hundreds of excellent case studies and press reviews. (Please see www.dtsearch.com for these.) The company has distributors worldwide with coverage on six continents, including dtSearch UK, www.dtsearch.co.uk, in Europe.
 
 
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