Since LinkedIn IPO came few months back, a lot of new features and enhancements are added to this professional social network. LinkedIn keeping that pace of growth with the acquisition of hosted search startup IndexTank.
In simple words, IndexTank is a service that lets you quickly build search applications without developing your own search engine. IndexTank have some excellent features such as real-time feed indexing and the indexed data is instantly available for use. Apart from this key feature, it allows geo search, automatic faceting, range search and instant insights about indexed data from search.
Though most of the details are yet to be cleared, it seems that IndexTank’s search technology will be integrated into LinkedIn’s search. LinkedIn has agreed to maintain the IndexTank service running for the next six months, and will open source key components of the technology.