Aspire Enterprise (Aspire 2)

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Feature only available with Aspire Enterprise

Aspire Enterprise?

Aspire Enterprise is the full version of Aspire, and includes the following:

  • All Aspire Community components and applications
  • A full CIFS connector (with document level security), relational database connector with snapshot based incremental crawling, and a Heritrix connector (for crawling unsecured web site content)
  • Support for Staging repository
  • All other connectors are sold separately and are not part of the Enterprise bundle
    • The other connectors are referred to as Premium and are indicated by the icon Feature only available with Aspire Premium 
  • All search engine publisher applications
  • Support for distributed processing
  • Support for content source failover
  • Telephone support (8x5 or 24x7)
  • Access to SNAPSHOT releases of the software for advance availability of new features

Any time you see the icon at right, it's an indication that that application or component is bundled with Aspire Enterprise and is only available in the Enterprise version of Aspire.

How To Purchase Aspire Enterprise

Aspire Enterprise is provided as a maintenance and support-inclusive subscription license. For pricing information contact Search Technologies.


Detailed Description

A full list of available repository connectors with descriptions can be found at Connectors; a full list of available Publishers can be found at Publishers and what they do can be found at Component Library.

Aspire Enterprise is intended for production-quality, enterprise level implementations of Aspire for content acquisition, document processing, and query processing. It includes additional features that Aspire Community does not, such as document level security for connectors and distributed processing for high-speed, content sources crawl failover over multiple Aspire servers, high-volume operations where Aspire is run on multiple nodes.

System administration of Aspire Enterprise can be done via a web-based System Administration user interface, which requires no programming knowledge to use. Administrators can easily stop and start Aspire servers, add new content sources, install new Aspire applications, schedule crawls, and monitor crawl statistics as data is indexed into your search engine of choice.