Today, more than 100 billion searches are conducted every month on the Google search engine alone. Search engine users conduct searches for several reasons including the foundational conversion of information into action. An action could be a decision to purchase, consume information for decision-making, or seek a better understanding of an issue or topic among others. Search engines make information available at our fingertips right whenever we need it.
In this era of big data, search solutions are useful not only for popular search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing but also for enterprises for monitoring and managing the growing volumes of data in their databases to enhance operational efficiency. The enterprise search industry has grown remarkably and is expected to be worth $8.90 billion by 2024.