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Websiteoctopart.com
Blogoctopart.com/blog
Twitter@octopart
CategorySearch
Employees
Founded3/2007
DescriptionVertical Search Engine

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New York, USA
122 W 27th Street Floor 10
New York, NY, 10001
USA

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Co-Founder and CEO
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Octopart

Vertical search engine Octopart, which launched not too long ago, focuses on putting an end the inadequate search engines used by electronics parts manufacturers. Octopart lets you search, compare prices, and view specifications for parts on Allied Electronics, Digi-Key, Mouser, and Newark InOne. They have a deal with how-to hobbyist’s site, Instructables, to make buying parts for your project a snap. They’ve also got more parts suppliers calling to get their data up on the site.

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Octopart screenshot
Above: Octopart Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 6/2/09

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ThriftDB

Tags search, engine, tailored

ThriftDB is a NoSQL datastore with search built-in. It was designed from the ground up to make search really simple to implement. Currently, ThriftDB is offered as an on-demand, hosted service available at thriftdb.com.

ThriftDB was developed by the team at Octopart to power the Octopart electronic parts search engine (http://octopart.com). Octopart uses ThriftDB to provide fast full-text, faceted search on their database of 15M parts.

What makes ThriftDB unique is that it’s built on top of the Thrift serialization protocol. ThriftDB uses Thrift internally to maintain a flexible schema that enables developers to add/delete/modify attributes on the fly without any downtime. ThriftDB also uses Thrift to allow developers to define rich schemas with nested structures and other useful datatypes.

ThriftDB is data-agnostic and can be used to power search for any type of structured data. The team at ThriftDB built a Hacker News search engine to showcase ThriftDB’s ability to search social data (http://www.hnsearch.com).

Octopart screenshot
Above: ThriftDB Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 6/27/11

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ThriftDB at TechCrunch Disrupt

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