WebFountain v. Google
IBM WebFountain Google
Core product Corporate analytics Search engine
Users Thousands Millions
Market face Middleware platform End user application
No. Customers* Thousands Hundred thousands
Avg. $/Customer** $500,000 $5,000
Revenue source Enterprise IT budgets Advertising/media
Market Size, 2005** $5 billion $5 billion
Users High end knowledge workers Anyone on the web
Query language Very complex Very simple
Queries served/day 1,000 250 million
Query Results Tailored to each client Same for everyone
Index 2 billion, very selective Crawls 4.5 billion, less selective
Computing Power 256 nodes, 2 2.6-gh xeon/ea 100,000 linux boxes
Megawatts 1 10
* Potential