Pervasive Pairs Search Software, Embedded Database
Pervasive Software Inc. is pairing full-text search software with its Pervasive.SQL embedded database.Pervasive Software Inc. is pairing full-text search software with its Pervasive.SQL embedded database. The company is expected to announce on Monday that it has licensed the technology from Abacus Research A.G., of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Pervasive, of Austin, Texas, plans to release the search software as a separate product sometime this year and also plans to incorporate it into the next release of Pervasive.SQL when that iterationVersion 9ships sometime next year. Abacus software lets users perform advanced searches into application and Web portal data. The searches allow partial match, wild card and fuzzy logic. According to Pervasive officials, the search capability consistently provides sub-second responses across large databases.
Abacus, a longtime Pervasive customer, markets financial software and has been selling its search software to its own customers. Other software applications that might benefit from sophisticated search capabilities include those used in accounting, health care informatics and retail point-of-sale systems, according to Mark Shainman, a senior research director at Meta Group Inc. who was quoted in a release.