CMS Watch readers know that we often look favorably on old-line DM vendors, who tend to understand complex content structures and sometimes offer strong XML support. But it is a wide chasm for them to cross to compete with newer Web CM products, and some of the smaller ones aren't making it. Buzz out of last week's XML2001 Conference was that Chrystal Software, developer of Astoria, is winding down...
No news yet on the Chrystal website
Enterprise Search Evaluation Stream looks at... Computational Costs
"In terms of search, computational cost applies to each of the processes in a search system.
The more computations required to meet a specific performance target, the more horsepower
needed. When a complex search system must index large volumes of data in real time, the
computational cost is higher than indexing that data in batches over a period of 24 hours.
Similarly, more users querying a system increase the computational cost of query processing.
If the documents served are retrieved by the search system and processed in some way on the
server prior to displaying the results for the user, these processes increase the computational
cost of search...."
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