ZincSearch, a search engine technology for full-text search, on Friday announced a $3.6 million seed funding round led by Nexus Venture Partners with participation from Dell Technologies Capital, Secure Octane, Cardinia Ventures and technology leaders including Anand Babu Periasamy, Balaji Parimi, Rob Skillington, Anshu Sharma, Luke Kim, Awais Nemat, Dan Pinto and Alex Gallegos.
Abhishek Sharma, managing director of Nexus Venture Partners, will also join ZincSearch’s board.
“Almost every company I spoke to complained about the complexity and cost of their log storage.” said Prabhat Sharma, founder of ZincSearch. “With the ELK stack on one side and expensive hosted solutions – most with Elasticsearch underneath – on the other side, we needed a modern, easy-to-use, and cost-effective solution that solves the problem in an elegant way. ZincSearch provides a modern search platform that alleviates the problem of searching and analyzing logs.”
Unstructured data is an incredibly valuable business asset. However, as organizations experience massive influxes of unstructured data from disparate sources, it becomes more difficult to extract the full value from their data. Zinc, a next-generation private search engine from ZincSearch, brings order to chaos, enabling organizations to quickly and efficiently query their datasets and extract actionable insights.
Founded by Prabhat Sharma, a former solutions architect at AWS, ZincSearch was born out of the realization that large enterprise customers faced significant cost and maintainability issues in querying and managing their data.
Originally an open source project on GitHub, Zinc amassed over 7,900 GitHub stars in just five months, making it one of the fastest growing open source enterprise projects in the last 12 months.
Zinc is built on the premise that setting up and running a search engine shouldn’t require countless hours of valuable work. Zinc is built on a modern technology stack of Go and VueJS which enables rapid development through fast iteration and easy operations with low resource usage for users. Zinc also has much lower resource requirements than its competitors.
“The volumes of data generated by machines are exploding. There are growing complaints that current log search solutions are complex and bloated. Their price is misaligned with value. Developers urgently need a powerful log search solution that’s easy to configure, quick to time to value, cost-effective, and scalable. We believe ZincSearch can be a game changer here,” said Abhishek Sharma, MD, Nexus Venture Partners.