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Searchdaimon ES
Developer(s) Searchdaimon As
Initial release 2006 (2006)
Development status Active
Written in C, Perl
Type Search engine
License GPL v2 license

Searchdaimon ES (Enterprise Search) is an open source enterprise search engine for full text search of structured and unstructured data available under the GPL v2 license. Its major features include hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling and full document level security.

First developed by Norwegian software company Searchdaimon As as a commercial solution, the company shifted to an open source development model in 2013, with the company offering commercial support and other services.[1] The company has its headquarters in Oslo and a research department in Trondheim.[2]

Enterprise search technology[edit]

The technology has primarily been used for searching companies' internal data sources, but has also been used in an internet search engine.[3]

Searchdaimon ES can be delivered both as software, as a virtual or physical server[4] and as a cloud computing service at Amazon Web Services.[5]



The two founders (Runar Buvik and Magnus Galåen) started to develop a search engine in 1998 while they were studying computer science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The first version became publicly available in 2003.[9]

In 2005 Searchdaimon As was founded as a company to commercialize the technology. Early investors were Springfondet (a joint venture by Kistefos and Oslo Innovation Center)[10][11] and ICT Group AS.

Searchdaimon ES, the company’s product for enterprise search was released in 2006.[12]

In 2008 the company signed its first contract to delivering internet search technology to a third party.[13]

In 2011 the company licensed a free version of Searchdaimon ES.[14]

8 July 2013 Searchdaimon have been released as open source under the GPL v2 license.[15]


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