---- FAST Buys Altavista's Enterprise Search Business
Rumbas - 2:39 pm on Jun 17, 2003 (gmt 0)
Great find guys!
..will allow FAST to provide AltaVistaís customers uninterrupted support and maintenance on their current platform and an opportunity to migrate to FAST Data Searchô, FASTís powerful suite of enterprise search and real-time filter solutions.
This really confirms FASTs focus on enterprise search. In which they are second to none imo.
This acquisition will not affect FASTís product direction, as there are no plans to integrate the AltaVista enterprise search technology with FAST Data Search.
It seems FAST still will support the AV customers, but encourage them to switch to FAST's product, which among other cool things support 225 file formats 54 languages.
I wonder what the price for something like that might be? Exciting stuff :)