Google on Friday released in beta an upgrade of its on-premises Web analytics software for organizations that prefer not to use the search engine’s online analytics service.
Urchin Software is similar in scope to Google Analytics, but is made to run on an organization’s server, the company said. The new product is available for evaluation purposes and is not recommended for production environments.
Urchin Software, like its predecessor Urchin 5, is built for organizations that have content behind a firewall or have restrictions against using an online service. The software is also good for performing ad hoc historical processing, for storing Web analytics on local servers, and for gathering data for third-party audits, Google said.