Tiger: The Next Gen Index Serving Platform for Microsoft's Decision Engine Bing

Microsoft Research engineers are working on to deliver faster and more relevant search results for users, announced Craig Mundie, Microsoft chief research and strategy officer, on Sept. 27 to mark the 20th anniversary of Microsoft Research.The project dubbed "Tiger," is the new index-serving technology which uses advances in Solid State Disk technology to improve the […]

Microsoft Research engineers are working on to deliver faster and more relevant search results for users, announced Craig Mundie, Microsoft chief research and strategy officer, on Sept. 27 to mark the 20th anniversary of Microsoft Research.

The project dubbed "Tiger," is the new index-serving technology which uses advances in Solid State Disk technology to improve the way Bing checks its index for results when a user submits a search query. Tiger's architecture will improve information retrieval efficiency and reduce the company's costs, the company says.

"In Tiger, we not only look at improved efficiency but also look at new ways of processing queries," says Yongdong Wang, general manager of Microsoft's Search Technology Center in Asia, in the video above. "These news ways will enable scenarios where we can significantly improve the relevance of the results seen by users."

A gradual rollout of Tiger, described as the "next-generation index serving platform for Bing," began in August, a process which is expected to be completed by the end of the year, a Microsoft spokesperson said.

"In Tiger, we not only look at improved efficiency but also look at new ways of processing queries," Yongdong Wang, general manager of Microsoft's Search Technology Center in Asia, said in a video discussing Tiger." Adding, "These new ways will enable scenarios where we can significantly improve the relevance of the results seen by users."

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[Source: Inside Microsoft Research]