Ingres is a feature rich and robust database (RDBMS) that's free to use, modify, and redistribute. Support is available for a reasonable price if you need it. Ingres supports many programming languages, including Python, Ruby, Java, Perl, C/C++, and more. Ingres has a bit of a learning curve, but once mastered is extremely powerful and highly tunable. It is also very stable and reliable. Ingres is one of a fairly small number of databases providing excellent geospatial features including data types and functions compliant with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Simple Feature Specification (SFS) for SQL.
Solr is an enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, and rich document (e.g. Word and PDF) handling. Solr is highly scalable, providing distributed search and index replication, and it powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites. Solr is written in Java and runs as a standalone full-text search server within a servlet container such as Tomcat. Solr uses the Lucene Java search library at its core for full-text indexing and search, and has REST-like HTTP/XML and JSON APIs that make it easy to use from virtually any programming language. Solr's powerful external configuration allows it to be tailored to almost any type of application without Java coding, and it has an extensive plugin architecture when more advanced customization is required.
AnyMap is a flexible Flash-based solution for easily displaying any sort of data dealing with geographical locations. It contains maps of the US, the world, and US counties. It is driven by an XML interface and is easily implemented. There is no need for ActiveX on the server. Graphics are rendered on the client. All scripting languages (including ASP, PHP, ColdFusion, and Perl) are supported. You can easily add your own custom images and texts.