Unveiling Dropbox’s upgraded search engine and Nautilus with machine learning capabilities, storage of hundreds of billions of files is made easy. As we all know that search is vital for Dropbox when it comes to customers as well as internal-facing. This has resulted in overhauled searches for the storage provider with machine learning capabilities.This new platform, popular as the ‘Nautilus’ is characterized with four goals on its launch;
1. Delivering top-class performance, scalability, and reliability,
2. Providing intelligent document ranking
3. Flexibility for customized documentation-indexing and query-processing, and
4. Wrapping into a reliable and secure package.
This is based on a high level of indexing and serving which is a key factor of any search, collecting, parsing, and storing data for retrieval. The serving function uses the index for user queries, usually. Dropbox helps generate ‘offline’ search index to average index between both the live index and a persistent document in store.
Machine learning has search ranking. The Dropbox’s retrieval engine returns a large set of matching documents, whose ranking aims for the prediction of items the user wants at that moment. Termed as an interesting development, Dropbox’s S-1 has spent two and a half years moving away from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to its own solution. Nautilus has finally replaced Firefly, which acted as a Dropbox’s search tool for the past three years.