Thunderstone Software

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Thunderstone Software LLC
Private company
Industry Information Technology
Founded 1981
Headquarters Cleveland, United States

Thunderstone is a US-based software company specializing in enterprise search. [1] The company has its headquarters in Cleveland. Thunderstone began operations in 1981 [2] and was one of the early pioneers in the enterprise search appliance market. [3]

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  1. White, Martin (2012). Enterprise search (First edition. ed.). O'Reilly. p. 161. ISBN   9781449330446 . Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  2. An Interview with John Turnbull
  3. 7 Enterprise Search Appliances That Can Save the Day