Google’s Urchin 6 Arrives After Years-long Delay

A major upgrade to Google’s Urchin Web analytics server software has finally shipped after a delay of about three-and-a-half years.

Urchin 6, originally due in late 2004, is available for purchase from authorized resellers for US$2,995, Google announced Wednesday.

Google acquired Urchin Software in March 2005, and in the next two-and-a-half years placed most of its attention on the company’s Web-hosted product, the free Google Analytics.

Unlike Google Analytics, Urchin is designed to be installed on customers’ servers, an option some companies prefer for various reasons, such as hosting their data on their premises and not on the vendor’s data center.

As time passed and Google remained mum on its plans for Urchin 6, customers worried that their investment in the software would go to waste and the product would be discontinued.

After all, Urchin 5.0 shipped in mid-2003, and it had been on version 5.7 since 2005. Prior to Google’s acquisition, Urchin Software claimed having more than 20 percent of Fortune 500 companies as clients.

Google broke its silence about Urchin 6 in October of last year, when it announced that the upgrade would enter a beta testing period, dispelling concerns about the product’s future.

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