Enterprise Search Comparison - MaxxCAT EX-5005 vs. Google™ GB-1001

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GB-1001 EX-5005
Startup Cost $30,000 $9,995
Document Limit 500,000 Unlimited
Query Performance 300 QPM 3,000 QPM
Target Customer Enterprise / Large Business Enterprise / Large Business
License 2-year Perpetual
Collections Unlimited Unlimited
Wildcards Yes Yes
Stemming Yes Yes
Crawl 3rd Party Sites - Yes
Transparency / Extensibility - Yes
In-Depth Machine Status - Yes

MaxxCAT enterprise search servers are highly optimized hardware devices that when coupled with our open software, can be customized to meet the needs of any business' unique scenario. Currently MaxxCAT offers two models of enterprise search servers - the entry-level SB-255 and the enterprise-level EX-5005.


The original hardware from MaxxCAT targeted at small businesses, the SB-255 is an entry-level enterprise search server that offers an extreme performance solution at an entry-level price. The SB-255 utilizes the same simplistic setup and customization features as the enterprise-level EX-5005 enterprise search server. There are only two connections - "power" and "network," and enterprise solutions with the SB-255 can usually be installed in as quickly as 15 minutes. In addition to lifetime perpetual use, the SB-255 enterprise search server has an unlimited number of maximum searchable documents and the ability to crawl third-party sites.

The SB-255 enterprise search server comes with an affordable startup price of $1,995. The hardware has 240GB of indexed storage at an index speed of 140MB/min. Capable of query speeds of 2,500 queries per minute (QPM), the SB-255 enterprise search server can handle countless data formats including (but not limited to); HTML, XML, Office, PDF, PPT, mySQL, SQLserver and Oracle. The SB-255 enterprise search server can perform up to 10 simultaneous crawls and has a 100 Megabit Ethernet connection.

In addition, the SB-255 can be upgraded by simply adding additional SB-255 or EX-5005 enterprise search servers to your rack. This means that as your business grows, so too can MaxxCAT's ability to build on to your specific enterprise search server needs.


The EX-5005 enterprise search server is geared towards large business and available in six models. MaxxCAT's EX-5005 enterprise search server offers all of the basic features of the SB-255 - ease of use and installation, unlimited document collections and the ability to crawl third-party sites. Because its needs are more demanding, however, the EX-5005 enterprise search server bulks up on performance.

The EX-5005 enterprise search server has a startup cost of $9,995, which also includes lifetime perpetual use. There is more indexed storage in the EX-5005 than its entry-level counterpart at 1 - 4 TB, and subsequently the index speed is higher at 1,270MB/min. Search queries are performed at an astonishing 12,500QPM, and the EX-500 can perform up to 80 simultaneous crawls. Additionally, the EX-5005 enterprise search server can handle all of the same data formats as the SB-255 and has a 1 Gigabit Ethernet connection.

The EX-series of enterprise search servers comes with advanced options like the ability to find all documents with semantic fingerprinting, slicing of query returns into facets and data filtering to search subsets of data.

The EX-5005 series of enterprise search servers also has the ability to be tailored specifically to a certain business' needs with the addition of extra racks or a BobCAT database connector with full, incremental and continuous crawls modes and mySQL, SQLserver and Oracle supported databases.

To compare our models side-by-side, visit our specs page.

Compare our SB-255 search appliance

The test is set up to query a repository of 300,000 documents. If you would like to enter random queries of your own, terms from the building, plastics, and chemical industries are likely to produce results.

To see the truly amazing raw performance of an unloaded MaxxCAT, contact us via sales@maxxcat.com to schedule a demo.

  1. The Query Execution Time is the amount of time that the query required to execute on the box, irrespective of internet delay. This is the best measure of the performance of the appliance as it is not clouded by internet latency or bandwidth delays.
  2. The Queries per Minute (QPM) figure is the total user perceived speed of the appliances, and includes internet transmission time.
  3. While the Google GB-1001 is at its document limit, the MaxxCAT still has room for a collection 3 times as large as this sample.
  4. Both of these servers are in production, each serving the identical query stream to a very active website. As such, performance will vary dependent upon load. Busiest times are 1PM-4PM, EST.