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| 2010 || February || Launch || Search software || Shay Banon releases the first version of [[wikipedia:Elasticsearch|Elasticsearch]].<ref name="initversion">{{cite web|last=Banon|first=Shay|title=You Know, for Search|url=http://www.elasticsearch.org/blog/2010/02/08/youknowforsearch.html|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20130116045454/http://www.elasticsearch.org/blog/2010/02/08/youknowforsearch.html|archivedate=2013-01-16|date=2010-02-08}}</ref> This is a successor to Compass, released in 2004, and is based on Lucene.
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| 2012 || || Launch || Search as a service || Site search tool [[wikipedia:Swiftype{{w|Swiftype]] }} is launched by former [[wikipedia:Scribd|Scribd]] employees Matt Riley and Quin Hoxie. The founders claim that the service is better than Google Site Search because, rather than simply restricting Google results to a specific site, it builds a "PageRank"-like model that is specific to the site, and also allows publishers control through mechanisms like pinning and unpinning.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://techcrunch.com/2012/05/08/swiftype-launch/|title = Y Combinator-Backed Swiftype Builds Site Search That Doesn’t Suck|last = Ha|first = Anthony|date = May 8, 2012|accessdate = May 28, 2017|publisher = ''[[wikipedia:TechCrunch|TechCrunch]]''}}</ref>
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| 2012 || || Launch || Search as a service || [[wikipedia:Algolia{{w|Algolia]] }} is founded by Nicolas Dessaigne and Julien Lemoine of Paris, France.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.algolia.com/about|title = About Algolia|publisher = Algolia|accessdate = May 28, 2017}}</ref> Its initial focus is to support offline search on mobile phones, but it grows to offer real-time search-as-a-service,<ref>{{cite web|url = https://techcrunch.com/2014/01/21/algolia-provides-spotlight-for-the-web-with-its-turbocharged-realtime-search-api/|title = Algolia Provides ‘Spotlight’ For The Web With Its Turbocharged Real-Time Search API|last = Dillet|first = Romain|date = January 21, 2014|accessdate = May 28, 2017|publisher = ''[[wikipedia:TechCrunch|TechCrunch]]''}}</ref> reaching 21 billion monthly searches in April 2017.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://stories.algolia.com/how-algolia-reduces-latency-for-21b-searches-per-month-3959dc926f0|title = How Algolia Reduces Latency For 21B Searches Per Month|last = Dzielak|first = Josh|date = April 11, 2017|accessdate = May 28, 2017}}</ref>
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| 2015 2012 || October 6 February 19 (initial incorporation) || Survey Launch || Product search Search software || A survey commissioned by [[wikipedia:BloomReachThe company {{w|BloomReach]] through [[wikipedia:Survata|Survata]] finds thatElastic NV}} is founded in the Netherlands as Elasticsearch. Its initial mission is to support the Elasticsearch software released in 2010, of 2000 United States consumers surveyed, 44% say they search for products directly within Amazon, compared but the company will eventually expand to provide and support other softwares and tools related to 34% who use top search engines such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo!.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bloomreachsec.comgov/enArchives/resourcesedgar/blogsdata/20151707753/10000119312518266861/amazon-commands-nearly-half-of-consumers-first-product-searchd588632ds1.htmlhtm|title = Amazon Commands Nearly Half of Consumers' First Product Search|last = Moore|first = Sam|date = October 6, 2015|accessdate = May 28, 2017|publisher = [[wikipedia:BloomReach|BloomReach]]}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://searchenginewatchElastic N.V.com/2016/09/27/more-online-product-searches-start-on-amazonForm S-than-google/1 Registration Commission|title publisher = More online product searches start on Amazon than Google|last = Charlton|first = Graham|date = September 27, 2016United States Securities and Exchange Commission|accessdate = May 28July 13, 2017|publisher = SearchEngineWatch2019}}</ref>
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| 2014 || January 6 || Tool adoption by website || Search software || The {{w|Wikimedia Foundation}} announces that it will switch from its own homegrown version of Apache Lucene to Elasticsearch for the search engine powering its websites (including {{w|Wikipedia}}). The blog post explains reasons for the move.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/01/06/wikimedia-moving-to-elasticsearch/|title = Wikimedia moving to Elasticsearch|last = Horohoe|first = Chad|date = January 6, 2014|accessdate = July 13, 2019|publisher = Wikimedia Foundation}}</ref>|-| 2015 || October 6 || Survey || Product search || A survey commissioned by {{w|BloomReach}} through {{w|Survata}} finds that, of 2000 United States consumers surveyed, 44% say they search for products directly within Amazon, compared to 34% who use top search engines such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo!<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bloomreach.com/en/resources/blogs/2015/10/amazon-commands-nearly-half-of-consumers-first-product-search.html|title = Amazon Commands Nearly Half of Consumers' First Product Search|last = Moore|first = Sam|date = October 6, 2015|accessdate = May 28, 2017 |publisher = [[wikipedia:BloomReach| BloomReach]]}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/09/27/more-online-product-searches-start-on-amazon-than-google/|title = More online product searches start on Amazon than Google|last = Charlton|first = Graham|date = September 27, 2016|accessdate = May 28, 2017|publisher = SearchEngineWatch}}</ref>|-| 2017 || February 21 || Shutdown || Search as a service || Google discontinues sales of Google Site Search, its offering for websites that offers a highly site-customized site search solution. The product will is to be completely shut down by April 1, 2018, and new sales are to stop on April 1, 2017.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://searchengineland.com/google-sunset-google-site-search-product-recommends-ad-supported-custom-search-engine-269834|title = Google to sunset Google Site Search by end of 2017. Google is telling their Site Search customers they have to find a new internal search engine service.|last = Schwartz|first = Barry|date = February 21, 2017|accessdate = July 13, 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://support.google.com/customsearch/answer/72325?hl=en|title = About Google Site Search|accessdate = May 28, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://blog.algolia.com/google-site-search-alternative/|title = Algolia: Picking up where Google Site Search left off|last = Utard|first = Sylvain|date = March 2, 2017|accessdate = May 28, 2017|publisher = Algolia}}</ref>|-| 2017 || November 9 || Merger || Search as a service || Elastic NV (the company behind Elasticsearch) acquires Swiftype.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/09/elastic-acquires-swiftype/|title = Elastic acquires search startup Swiftype|date = November 11, 2017|accessdate = July 13, 2019|publisher = TechCrunch}}</ref>|-| 2018 || || Launch || Third-party search tool for website || Flixable, a website to help browse and search the Netflix catalog more effectively, launches.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.teenvogue.com/story/this-website-makes-finding-movies-on-netflix-easier-than-ever|title = This Website Makes Finding Movies on Netflix Easier Than Ever. Meet Flixable: a directory for the streaming service.|author = De Elizabeth|date = January 20, 2018|accessdate = July 13, 2019}}</ref>
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