Endeca Technologies Inc.
IndustryInformation technology
Information access
SuccessorOracle Corporation Edit this on Wikidata
Defunct2011 Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersCambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Area served
Key people
Steve Papa (CEO)
ParentOracle Corporation
Websitewww.endeca.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

Endeca was a software company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that sold eCommerce search, customer experience management, enterprise search and business intelligence applications. Endeca was founded in 1999 as Optigrab[1] and was a privately held company, backed by venture capital investment from Bessemer, DN Capital, Ampersand[2], GGV, In-Q-Tel, Intel, SAP and Venrock.[3] On October 18, 2011, Oracle Corporation announced its acquisition of Endeca for $1.075B.[4]

Endeca's product provided faceted search, particularly in the context of electronic commerce[5] and online libraries.[6] It is considered a leader in the enterprise search and information access market by industry analyst firms Gartner,[7] IDC,[8] and Forrester Research[9]

See also


  1. ^ https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2001/01/15/daily12.html
  2. ^ https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=28822
  3. ^ "Endeca". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  4. ^ Farrell, Michael B. (2011-10-18). "Oracle buys Endeca". Boston.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  5. ^ Briggs, Bill (2009-07-30). "Who puts the 'e' in e-commerce". InternetRetailer.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  6. ^ "Toward the Next Gen Catalog". ALA TechSource. 2006-10-03. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  7. ^ "Gartner Positions Endeca in Leaders Quadrant of 2009 Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant Report". TMCNet. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  8. ^ "Endeca Shortlisted as One of Top Search Vendors by Leading Market Research Firm (Press Release)". Reuters. 2009-09-21. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  9. ^ "The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Search, Q2 2008". Forrester Research. 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2011-10-18.

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