An Open-Source Crawler for Google Search Appliance

Posted on December 1, 2014 by in Latest Releases

GATINEAU, QC, CANADA – Monday, December 1, 2014 – Norconex announces the launch of its Google Search Appliance (GSA) Committer module for its Norconex Collectors Crawler Suite. Enterprise search developers and enthusiasts now have a flexible and extensible option for feeding documents to their GSA infrastructure. GSA is a target repository for crawled documents released by Norconex HTTP Collector, Norconex Filesystem Collector, and any future Collector released by Norconex . These Collectors can reside on any server (like remote filesystems) and send discovered documents across the network to a GSA installation. The GSA Committer is the latest addition to the growing list of Committers already available to Norconex Collector users: Apache Solr, Elasticsearch, HP IDOL, and Lucidworks.

“The increasing popularity of our universal crawlers motivates us to provide support for more search engines. Search engines come and go in an organization, but your investment in your crawling infrastructure can be protected by having re-usable crawler setups that can outlast any search engine installation,” said Norconex President Pascal Essiembre.

GSA Committer Availability

GSA Committer is part of Norconex’s commitment to delivering quality open-source products backed by community or commercial support. GSA Committer is available for immediate download at

Founded in 2007, Norconex is a leader in enterprise search and data discovery. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to help process and analyze structured and unstructured data.

For more information on GSA Committer:

GSA Committer Website:
Norconex Collectors:

Khalid is part of Norconex development team, sharing his expertise on both on professional services and products. His last few years have been busy developing Enterprise solutions using Java and Solr search engine. Khalid is also an Android developer, and previously worked as a server administrator before joining Norconex.