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Brand of Dassault Systèmes, S.A.
Industry Search based applications
Information technology
Information access
Search Engine
Founded 2000; 18 years ago (2000)
Headquarters Paris, France
Products EXALEAD CloudView, EXALEAD OneCall, EXALEAD OnePart
Number of employees
Subsidiaries United States, UK, Italy, Germany, and Benelux
Website www.3ds.com/products-services/exalead/overview/

EXALEAD /ɛɡˈzæld/ is a software company, created in 2000, that provided search platforms and search-based applications (SBA) [1][2] for consumer and business users. The company is headquartered in Paris, France, and is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes [3] (French pronunciation: ​[daˈso]).


The company's CloudView product is search and information access software used for both online and enterprise search-based applications as well as enterprise search. CloudView combines Web-scale semantic technologies, rapid drag-and-drop application development and hybrid quantitative/qualitative analytics to deliver a consumer-style information experience to mission-critical business processes. In the case of structured data, the SBA index replaces a traditional relational database structure as the primary vehicle for information access and reporting.


The CloudView product is also the platform for Exalead's public Web search engine, which was designed to apply semantic processing and faceted navigation to Web data volumes and usage. Exalead also operates an online laboratory which uses the Web as a medium for developing applied technologies for business.

Many of Exalabs projects are developed in conjunction with Exalead's partners in the Quaero [4][5] project.


Exalead was founded in 2000 by François Bourdoncle and Patrice Bertin (both of whom were involved in the development of the Alta Vista search engine), and began commercializing its products in 2005. Exalead employed approximately 150 people.[when?]

On 9 June 2010, Dassault Systèmes acquired Exalead for a total amount of 135 million Euros. Since then, many startups have sprung from Exalead like Dataiku founded by Florian Douetteau, former vice president and then CEO of Dataiku, a French analytics software editor.[6]

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