Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Q-Sensei's Innovative Enterprise Search Platform for Providing Relevant Search Results Across Information Sources

Q-Sensei leverages its proprietary search and indexing engine to offer high-performance, multi-dimensional information management capabilities to deliver quick ROI for enterprises

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - October 4, 2011 - Based on its recent analysis of next generation search engines, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Q-Sensei Corp. with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Q-Sensei's Enterprise Search Platform (ESP) processes and analyzes data and presents search results in an organized fashion to offer users relevant and contextual results. Resource efficiency, intuitive and easy-to-use interface, ease of deployment, scope for scalability and customization resulting in high-quality business intelligence gives Q-Sensei ESP a competitive edge over other solutions.

A novel element of Q-Sensei's solution is its ability to provide a holistic, multi-dimensional, real-time view of enterprise data. It provides unified access to structured, semi-structured and unstructured data through a simple interface. Q-Sensei stands out for its distinctive ability to collate data available in varied formats across different resources.

The company positions itself uniquely through an intuitive and interactive interface for both end users and administrators. For end users, the platform provides a comprehensive view on information via its built-in recommendation engine which automatically suggests filtering options on various data "dimensions". It also suggests related items within and across sources and content types. ESP enables multi-select faceting with real-time preview of all remaining facets, which means a truly interactive search experience for the end user. This alleviates the need for subject expertise and knowledge of key words when entering a search phrase and always presents an opportunity for discovery of related data/information.  These combined lead to more accurate retrieval of relevant information and therefore better informed decision-making.

"The ESP's multi-dimensional search feature and wide range of filtering options allow users to determine the scope of results, while the patented index-database architecture supports faster processing of data and handles complex search requests," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Charanya Balasubramanian. "In addition to this, Q-Sensei's ESP can be used for any application on the Internet, in businesses networks such as Intranets, on private/personal computers and databases, as well as hand-held devices."

Another key advantage is the solution's capability to facilitate usage of collaboration tools for adding, updating, and managing the selection of databases or individual data records. Moreover, users can provide comments or reviews to data records and provide links to relevant related information.

Q-Sensei delivers this solution as a modular and open architecture, which can be easily integrated into a company's IT environment. Furthermore, as ESP has the potential to connect with multiple storage solutions (like Hadoop, Voldemort and Redis); it facilitates storage of metadata, user-generated content and version histories.  Besides this, Q-Sensei integrates with a wide range of existing authentication methods such as OpenID, Facebook Connect and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), allowing it to conveniently incorporate customer-specific user access rights management.

Delivering Increased ROI.  Q-Sensei's ESP is cost-effective and offers increased return on investments (ROI) at both the administrator and end-user levels. Q-Sensei's ESP solution requires minimal hardware resources, as up to forty million documents can be indexed with a single machine equipped with a 16 GB RAM and 1 TB hard disk. It also allows faster and easier change of ESP settings to suit the needs of end user, business unit, or corporation, thereby avoiding service contract expenses incurred when changing minor details in the enterprise search software.

Q-Sensei's solution is easy to implement, It can be functional in as few as two days and eliminates prolonged deployment challenges. This translates to quicker ROI and the operational benefits of accessing valuable information from internal and external sources for business intelligence, analytics and market understanding, from a single platform.

"The economic benefits delivered in terms of reduced hardware, human resource cost and minimal carbon footprint makes Q-Sensei the ESP of choice among end users," notes Balasubramanian.

Award criteria.  Frost & Sullivan identifies best practices among companies that have demonstrated innovation in developing a product. The Best Practices Award for New Product Innovation is presented to a company that has leveraged leading edge technologies to offer value-added features while increasing the ROI for customers.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About Q-Sensei Corp.

Q-Sensei is a new and powerful approach to search navigation which addresses the increasing volumes of structured and unstructured information on the Internet, in businesses networks (Intranets), on private computers, personal databases and hand-held devices. With Q-Sensei, users can quickly find – and discover – the relevant "needles" in the endless "haystacks" of data through its powerful multi-dimensional searching and indexing engine. Q-Sensei Corp. was formed in 2007 as a Delaware corporation out of a merger of the German-based social knowledge network Lalisio and the American search specialist QUASM. Q-Sensei's Search and Presentation Engine is protected by U.S. Patents 7,080,059 and 7,680,777. More information can be found at

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