IDG Contributor Network: Search versus analytics: what is the difference?

On the surface, a search engine and an analytics engine seem to be serving very different purposes, and they are usually accessed through vastly different interfaces. But when you scratch under that surface, how different are search and analytics, really?

Search: Find an answer in unstructured data

Fundamentally, a search engine ingests content and indexes it by parsing and storing data to facilitate fast and accurate retrieval of information. Most search engines focus on full-text...

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