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Start-up Search Engine Quertle Selects Codero Hosting, Increases Performance 1600%

December 9th, 2014

This article originally appeared in Light Reading.

The leading provider of on-demand hybrid cloud hosting services, Codero Hosting is powering the Quertle biomedical search engine with a rock solid hybrid cloud hosting environment. Rather than the vague results delivered by well-known search engine giants – who provide anything that might be relevant – Quertle searches return actually relevant results so physicians and medical researchers immediately find the information needed. While biomedical is the initial focus for Quertle, the company is seeking partnerships to extend its versatile contextual and semantic search capabilities to other verticals such as legal and finance, providing an innovative and meaningful alternative to the giant search engines, which are often less effective for industry-specific searches.

Quertle goes beyond simple term matching to identify the most salient information in the literature. Using a combination of linguistic and statistical methods, Quertle finds concept-based facts defined within documents, creating its own database of about 300 million relationships, and is able to rapidly report the documents that are relevant to user queries. Quertle's NLM award-winning approach was built from the ground up to address the unique needs of technical literature. Quertle’s ontology is built with search and retrieval in mind, as compared with ontologies designed purely for classification which are not as capable of returning the most relevant documents.

“Prior to working with Codero, the necessary batch process of applying linguistic rules to all referenced documents took nearly 82 hours. With Codero’s bare metal servers, this same process now takes less than five hours – a 1600% increase in performance!” said Jeffrey Saffer, Quertle's President. “Our previous experiences with other hosting providers – cloud and dedicated alike – taught us what we absolutely needed. As experts in search, our hunt for a hosting provider that matched up to our stringent performance needs, coupled with excellent customer support, led us to Codero and our earlier performance issues and bottlenecks are completely eliminated. Now we can focus on taking our innovative search technology to market and showing the world a better way to ‘search’.”

In Quertle’s case, the volume of the data and complexity of the search engine required to parse through the data so that results are contextually significant, requires a computational and I/O architecture with no performance bottlenecks. This lead Quertle to seek a hosting partner that has a scalable, high-performance compute infrastructure powered by high-end dedicated bare metal servers.

“Our success is based on that of our customers, and we are thrilled to see Quertle successfully reinventing search technology. Contextual, topical search such as Quertle’s is the future of search technology and requires the right type of compute power,” said Emil Sayegh, CEO and President of Codero Hosting. “Other cloud-based solutions were not right for Quertle, and the cost structures for typical dedicated hosting were unaffordable. We are proud to be able to put the power of our automated bare metal dedicated and hybrid cloud infrastructure at Quertle’s service to help them compete and win. It is innovators like the Quertle team that we at Codero aim to partner with and empower.”

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