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I have 10 Petabytes of Microsoft Office documents on an NAS. I want to index it so it can be searched efficiently, but even with a standalone search server on good hardware that'd take well over a year.

Is there a massively parallel indexing solution, or some other way to speed that up dramatically?

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The limiting factor should already be the speed of your NAS, how have you worked out a year? –  JamesRyan Nov 26 '13 at 14:31
Experiments indicate that indexing is CPU-bound, not disk io-bound. –  Stephen Bachelor Nov 26 '13 at 15:24
Ah, I assumed that when you were asking for features that windows search doesn't do that you were looking more generally at alternatives. –  JamesRyan Nov 27 '13 at 10:00
I am looking very generally at alternatives. But any alternative has to produce an efficiently searchable index from Microsoft Office documents. –  Stephen Bachelor Dec 3 '13 at 19:20
I'm not looking for product, service, or learning material recommendations. I'm looking for anything that'll quickly produce a searchable index of 10 petabytes of Microsoft Office documents. If that's not on-topic here, what stackexchange site would answer it? –  Stephen Bachelor Dec 9 '13 at 18:27