July 16, 2009

Open-Source Lucene Threatens Microsoft and Google Enterprise Search

Article Source The Open Road
July 16, 2009, 2:55 am

It must be depressing to be Microsoft these days. You spend $1.2 billion to acquire enterprise search leader FAST in January 2008 and then another $100 million on semantic search vendor Powerset in July 2008, only to have Doug Cutting's excellent Lucene, an open-source search project, and Solr, an enterprise search server based on Lucene, offer better performance at a 100-percent discount.

Not very sporting of the open-source community, now is it...?

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