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Endeca Technologies Inc.
Industry Information technology
Information access
Founded 1999
Headquarters Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Area served
Key people
Steve Papa (CEO)
Dan Demmer (President & CFO)
Products Endeca Information Access Platform
Guided Navigation
Search Engines
Endeca Developer Studio
Parent Oracle Corporation
Website http://www.endeca.com

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 and was a privately held company, backed by venture capital investment from Bessemer, DN Capital, In-Q-Tel, Intel, SAP and Venrock.[1] On October 18, 2011, Oracle Corporation announced its acquisition of Endeca for $1.075B.[2]

Endeca is recognized as a pioneer of faceted search, particularly in the context of electronic commerce[3] and online libraries.[4] It claims that over 600 customers, including manufacturers, ecommerce sites, media sites, and U.S. intelligence services, are using its Information Access Platform product.[5] It is considered a leader in the enterprise search and information access market by industry analyst firms Gartner,[6] IDC,[7] and Forrester Research[8]

The name Endeca derives from the German word entdecken, meaning "to discover."[5]


On October 18, 2011, Oracle announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Endeca. The transaction closed on December 5, 2011.[9]

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  1. ^ "Endeca". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  2. ^ Farrell, Michael B. (2011-10-18). "Oracle buys Endeca". Boston.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  3. ^ Briggs, Bill (2009-07-30). "Who puts the 'e' in e-commerce". InternetRetailer.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  4. ^ "Toward the Next Gen Catalog". ALA TechSource. 2006-10-03. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  5. ^ a b "About Us: Company Overview". Endeca Corporate Website. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  6. ^ "Gartner Positions Endeca in Leaders Quadrant of 2009 Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant Report". TMCNet. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  7. ^ "Endeca Shortlisted as One of Top Search Vendors by Leading Market Research Firm (Press Release)". Reuters. 2009-09-21. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  8. ^ "The Forrester Wave&tm;: Enterprise Search, Q2 2008". Forrester Research. 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  9. ^ Corporation, Oracle. "Oracle and Endeca". Oracle website. Oracle Corporation. 

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