A couple of years ago, I started The Noisy Channel as a personal blog. Since my then-employer Endeca didn’t have a corporate blog, I became the company’s ambassador to the blogosphere, despite my protests that this was not a corporate blog.
But I’m pleased to report that Endeca now has is its own blog, aptly entitled Search Facets. I’m not usually a fan of corporate blogs, but I like the approach Endeca is taking to this one. The folks who have posted so far are Adam Ferrari (CTO), Vladimir Zelevinsky (Research Scientist), and Pete Bell (Co-Founder)–an indication that the blog will contain substance, rather than warmed-over press releases.
Indeed, the posts so far are nice and meaty. I particularly like Adam’s post about “Vertical stores for vertical web search?“–it’s nice to see read intelligent analysis from someone who understand the strengths of both MapReduce and column-oriented relational databases.
Anyway, I’m delighted that my former co-workers have taken to the blogosphere, and I look forward to reading what they have to say!