Endeca Shortlisted as One of Top Search Vendors by Leading Market Research Firm

Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:45am EDT

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(Business Wire)--
Endeca Technologies, Inc., a search applications company, announced today it has
been shortlisted as a top search vendor in exploring new unified information
access architectures that combine information retrieval and database features in
a single hybrid architecture. According to a new report released by IDC, Endeca
is recognized for selling its full platform that is used for building custom
applications, as well as in the creation and sales of search-based applications.
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In the report, entitled "Worldwide Search and Discovery Software 2009-2013
Forecast Update and 2008 Vendor Shares,"1 IDC noted that the search market`s
strong growth exceeds the performance of the general software market
considerably. Overall, IDC estimates that the search and discovery market grew
19 percent in 2008 to $2.1 billion, with accelerating growth expected through

"Endeca`s particular strength is in creating access to semi-structured data, and
in providing the tools to visualize and analyze it," said Sue Feldman, vice
president for search and discovery technologies research and the author of the
report. "As such, IDC considers Endeca among the leaders in exploring new
unified information access architectures that combine information retrieval and
database features in a single hybrid architecture." 

Endeca`s growth is punctuated by the launch of the McKinley release of the
Endeca Information Access Platform in March of this year. McKinley, which boasts
a re-engineered engine that capitalizes on multi-core processors from chipmakers
such as Intel, replaces traditional search engines that make building search
applications too costly or difficult. By complementing traditional enterprise
applications, McKinley lets users search, sort, filter, and analyze large
volumes of diverse and changing data from across the enterprise. "Search-based
applications will proliferate and flourish as the search and discovery market
moves from emerging to mature," according to IDC`s report. 

"Our strong growth clearly demonstrates that the market is responding to our
vision, innovative products, and strong focus on customer success," said Jason
Purcell, senior vice president of marketing and product management, Endeca. "The
Endeca commitment to deliver demonstrable enterprise value is continuing to
drive our momentum in the marketplace. This commitment and momentum has been
reaffirmed by leading industry analyst firms such as IDC, recognizing our
passion to see that our customers succeed." 

1 IDC, Worldwide Search and Discovery Software 2009-2013 Forecast Update and
2008 Vendor Shares, Doc # 219883, September 2009. 

About Endeca

Endeca is a leading provider of search applications. Search apps built on
Endeca`s technology deliver the clearest visibility into information, driving
hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings and increased revenue for our
customers. Powering these solutions is Endeca`s Information Access Platform, a
major enterprise search innovation based on a fundamentally new architecture for
building high-ROI applications that let users access any data from anywhere any
way they need it. With this improved information visibility, customers make
better choices, and employees better decisions. More than 250 million end users
around the world access information through Endeca solutions, which are in use
at more than 600 leading organizations including: ABN AMRO, Boeing, Cox
Newspapers, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Dell, Ford Motor Company,
Hyatt, IBM, John Deere, the Library of Congress, Texas Instruments, and

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Endeca has operations in North America,
Europe, and Asia. For more information: endeca.com or info@endeca.com. 

Endeca Technologies, Inc.
Alison Durant, + 617-674-6335
Director, Corporate Marketing & Communications

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