Find what you're looking for - open source search and discovery. Kakahu searches all kinds of databases and applications. Simply point it at your network – it crawls all nominated databases automatically.




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Kakahu is secure and private. It also integrates with Active Directory, so search results are filtered to match searchers’ user permissions.

Setup and support

Ongoing service and support is included when you sign up, so Kakahu always meets your needs. We work with you to configure your setup and optimise your results.


Kakahu runs on modern, open source technologies. It uses Hadoop for storage and processing of your data, Solr and ElasticSearch for indexing, and React for a modern and flexible user interface.


Kakahu is available as an appliance or as a service, hosted on the Catalyst Cloud.