Swiftype Joins Forces with Elastic

A note from Shay Banon

I am thrilled to announce that Swiftype is joining forces with us. Swiftype is the creator of a highly-regarded, popular SaaS-based Site Search product and a newly launched Enterprise Search product. Meet Matt and Quin in a Swiftype webinar coming up on November 29.

Some of you may be wondering, why is a company focused on building SaaS search applications joining forces with a search technology company?

As I’ve said, I’ve always viewed ‘search’ as a wonderful foundation to solve many different use cases, whether it is search embedded in an application; search used for logging, security, or metrics; or search being used to create a whole set of new applications and products. Well, Swiftype did this. They built an entire company focused on making it simple for users to put a search box on their websites or within their applications and an enterprise search product for organizations to manage disparate content from various web applications.

Swiftype’s first product is Site Search. If you go to websites and help centers for companies like Asana, Shopify, SurveyMonkey, and TechCrunch, that’s the Swiftype Site Search product powering the search box experience. And under the hood of Site Search, is Elasticsearch. In fact, Swiftype has been using Elasticsearch for a long time, since Elasticsearch version 0.90 for indexing and storing searchable content. Like so many other successful SaaS companies do, Swiftype created an amazing user interface and a lot of infrastructure around Elasticsearch to provide an incredible SaaS-first Site Search experience. I’m excited to announce that Site Search will be offered with a new introductory subscription plan starting at $79/month (explore with a free trial). This will allow customers to grow at their own pace. In addition, Swiftype's Site Search also provides an ideal migration path for Google Site Search (GSS) customers.

Earlier this year, Swiftype released its second product, Swiftype Enterprise Search. This product has web crawlers and out-of-the-box connectors to cloud applications like Atlassian, Box, Dropbox, Github, Google Apps, Microsoft Outlook, Salesforce, Slack, Zendesk, and an API to build custom connectors. With the EOL of traditional enterprise search products like GSA (Google Search Appliance), Swiftype Enterprise Search meets the needs of today’s modern organization using many cloud-based shared and private content repositories. Effective immediately, Swiftype’s Enterprise Search product will be available as a beta via trial request. As we move towards making it GA, our combined engineering teams will integrate more capabilities of the Elastic Stack and X-Pack into this product, as well as make this product available as both a SaaS service and on-premise solution.

I’d like to welcome the entire Swiftype team, customers and community to the Elastic family. It’s really exciting that Swiftype’s founders -- Matt Riley and Quin Hoxie -- and the Swiftype team are joining us to further extend our vision to offer tailored solutions on top of the Elastic Stack.

Now some words from Swiftype’s founders.

A note from Matt Riley and Quin Hoxie

Swiftype set out to build a cloud-based search platform that dramatically simplified the process of creating powerful, high-quality search experiences. With the ever-growing amount of content published on the web, and with consumers expecting intuitive search tools, the need for world-class search capabilities is greater than ever before for businesses of all sizes. Our ongoing goal has been to stay ahead of this need by delivering incredible search for any team, technically savvy or not.

When we began designing our own infrastructure, we made an early bet on Elasticsearch as a foundational technology in our system — and it turned out to be a good one. Elasticsearch not only powers our primary search functionality, but has also grown to support a wide variety of other product and operational use cases. Suffice to say, we have been power users of Elasticsearch for almost as long as is possible, and we’re thrilled to now be part of this incredible team spearheading the next wave of innovation in search.

It quickly became obvious when meeting the team at Elastic that it was a special company, and as we learned more about Shay’s vision for the future, we were confident that we had found an amazing partner in the pursuit of our mission. As part of Elastic we could not be more excited to continue innovating with the Swiftype product suite and delivering an amazing service to our customers around the world.