Apparently, 2016 is the year of big changes in the world of Search.
Earlier this year, Google has announced the withdrawal of their Search Appliance (GSA).
This step results in significant changes for many organizations. The retirement of GSA is unprecedented. There have been several acquisitions in the world of search engines in the last couple of years (FAST Search & Transfer by Microsoft, Exalead by Dassault, Endeca by Oracle, Verity and Ultraseek by Autonomy, Autonomy by HP, etc.). But this recent decision by Google is different: GSA for on-premises use is going to be discontinued.
As one might have guessed, this announcement had significant implications on the Search market.
Vendors started to react instantly.
So did Yippy as well. The press release says: