The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Search Platforms, Q2 2006
Fast Search & Transfer And Autonomy Lead In Our Product Evaluation
June 13, 2006
Why Read This Report
Forrester evaluated leading enterprise search platform vendors across approximately 150 criteria and found that Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) and Autonomy established early enterprise search category leadership — thanks to their extensive search capabilities, broad platform focus, and significant market presence. Endeca Technologies is also a leader in this space with its mature search management tooling and increased focus on offering search as a platform. Google, IBM, and Microsoft are all strong performers but lack the breadth of capabilities and focus to be considered more broadly as search platforms. Entopia came in as a strong performer with its good support for basic search scenarios, particularly in collaboration environments. Convera, a previous leader in enterprise search, appears to be exiting this market altogether, with declining market share and an ill-defined future strategy.
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Table of Contents
- Enterprise Search Platforms Market Landscape
- Current Trends Will Reshape The Enterprise Search Market Over Five Years
- IT Decision-Makers: Assess Five Aspects Of Enterprise Search Platforms
- Search Platforms Evaluation Overview
- FAST and Autonomy Lead In Enterprise Search, Followed Closely By Endeca
- Vendor Profiles
- Supplemental Material
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