Kona DataSearch Announces Strategic Partnership with Heliosearch

NASHUA, N.H., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kona DataSearch Corporation (Kona) announced today a strategic partnership with Heliosearch, an Open Source engineering and consulting firm founded by Yonik Seeley, the creator of Solr. Under terms of the partnership, Kona will run its “Enterprise Search as a Service” (eSaaS) on the Heliosearch Distribution for Solr (HDS).

The partnership with Heliosearch is Kona’s initial foray in the open source technology space. The company evaluated several alternatives and felt Apache Solr gives it the best mix of performance, stability and time-to-market.

“The reason we chose Heliosearch’s certified distribution for Solr is for the technical relationship we have with Yonik Seeley and his team – with an eye to the next generation version of the software they’re building,” said Andrew McKay, CTO & Co-Founder, Kona. “With their help, we are confident that Kona’s future product lines will exceed the sophisticated search requirements that we are seeing from our customer base – particularly those in the HR / Recruiting, HealthCare, Financial Services and Manufacturing verticals.”

The use of the HDS technology will have a strong impact on KonaSearch, Kona’s debut product for the Salesforce Community, an advanced data access system that is relied upon by numerous Salesforce clients around the world.

“The new HDS-based architecture will enable users to search across massive amounts of disparate, structured and unstructured data — to find relevant relationships that were not previously possible at this scale,” said David Hall, CEO & Co-Founder, Kona. “Solr also opens the door to greater cross-product collaboration, which has long been the vision for achieving universal search across multiple Salesforce products, as well as key data sources outside of Salesforce including SharePoint and Box.

The HDS architecture will address the challenge of ingesting data from multiple content sources into a single Solr index – and then securing it with Kona’s permissioning and security architecture.

About Kona DataSearch Corporation
Kona DataSearch Corporation (Kona) provides intelligent search for enterprise-level Salesforce clients looking for universal search across multiple data sources. Based in Nashua, NH, Kona serves a diverse customer base for clients adopting cloud-based solutions across multiple verticals.  For more information on Kona, visit www.konadsc.com.

About Heliosearch
Heliosearch is an Open Source Engineering and Consulting firm founded by Yonik Seeley, the creator of Solr. The company’s mission is to take Solr to the next level by helping customers successfully address their next-generation use cases.

SOURCE Kona DataSearch Corporation

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