Google Cloud Search as a Foundation for an Enterprise Search
Google Cloud Search is one of the leading search engines and offers the means to find the right answers and insights for the tasks, you have at hand. By default Google Cloud Search already surfaces Google Drive, Google Contacts, Google Sites, Gmail and more Google Workspace content sources in its OOTB search experience, cloudsearch.google.com**. Moreover, it offers query APIs which allow to build tailored search experiences and also allows for indexing third-party content sources. Thus, Google Cloud Search, with all its power of a great relevance model, is a sound and solid foundation for your enterprise search.
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How Does Google Cloud Search Index Third-Party Content Sources?
It is quite easy to integrate third-party sources, such as Atlassian Confluence, ServiceNow or OpenText Content Server, in order to make Google Cloud Search a fully featured enterprise search. To get started, you need to have a quota for the Google Cloud Search. A quota becomes available through enterprise plus licenses, or you can purchase additional quota through partners, like Raytion.
Right now, each Enterprise Plus seat allows for indexing 1,000 documents (starting at 500 licensed seats). If this quota is available, you can index third party contents into Google Cloud Search through connectors or web crawlers. Google itself offers open-source connectors for file shares, databases, web sites and SharePoint on-premises, as well as SharePoint Online. On the other hand, Raytion offers all its enterprise search connectors also for Google Cloud Search.