Microsoft purchased FAST in Jan-April of 2008.
HP bought over Autonomy in Aug 2011.
And now Oracle buys Endeca in Oct 2011.
The Enterprise Search market is consolidating and getting serious, with big boys buying out the smaller players.
Will Microsoft, with FAST+SharePoint Search+Bing in its kitty, have an early mover advanatage over others in the Enterprise Search space?