I try to avoid partisan posts about my employer on this blog, but a recent blog post I read was so out of line that I feel the need to respond here personally.
In a post entitled “The Future of Search is Simpler“, the Enterprise Search blog states that
Google provided a clear vision: you can be up and operational in one day and search everything….While other companies are marching to that vision. Dieselpoint’s OpenPipeline, Endeca’s simple administrative controls, Fast’s navigators, Autonomy’s categorization, Google is providing the vision.
I’ll let other companies speak for themselves, but I can state with certainty that Endeca is not marching to Google’s vision. As I’ve discussed here repeatedly, enterprise search is not a problem that can be solved by just plugging a box into your intranet.
Google is entitled to its vision of enterprise search, and I wish them the best of luck in their efforts. But please don’t accuse Endeca of following that vision.