Elastic Acquires SaaS-Based Search Startup Switftype
Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch, and the Elastic Stack, open source products for search, logging, and analytics, has acquired Swiftype, a San Francisco-based startup founded in 2012 and backed by Y Combinator and New Enterprise Associates (NEA)..
Swiftype is an early adopter of Elasticsearch, using Elasticsearch to index and store searchable content and power the search experience for its Site Search product.
Released earlier this year, Swiftype’s Enterprise Search product helps organizations manage content across disparate data sources and seamlessly connect to cloud-based applications like Atlassian, Box, Dropbox, Github, Google Apps, Microsoft Outlook, Salesforce, Slack, Zendesk, and more.
Effectively immediately, Enterprise Search will be moved to beta and available for trial upon request. The combined Elastic and Swiftype engineering teams will integrate more capabilities of the Elastic Stack and X-Pack into Enterprise Search and will make it available as both as a hosted service and on-premise solution. In addition, Swiftype’s Site Search product will be offered with a new introductory subscription plan that allows customers to grow at their own pace.
Used by more than 900 organizations including Asana, AT&T, Dr. Pepper, Engadget, Hubspot, Marketo, Shopify, SurveyMonkey, and TechCrunch, Site Search offers users the ability to create customized search experiences; a user interface to configure advanced features, such as relevance, autocomplete, faceted search, and custom result ranking; and real-time analytics, reports, and dashboards.
By joining forces with Swiftype, Elastic customers will be able to address their simple website or application search needs, and in the future, more complex enterprise search use cases with a highly tailored and curated SaaS or on-premise experience, said Shay Banon, Elastic founder and CEO.
For more information, go to elastic.co.