attivo_logo_2009.jpgWith search such a hot topic these days for both enterprise content management and web content management, it's probably not such a stretch that a provider of unified information access solutions, like Attivio (news, site), is doing so well.

Record Sales, New Clients

Attivio's fiscal year ended last month and the results were pretty impressive. According to the company which is not a public company, so we can't provide details, sales growth of 334% was achieved over the previous year.

They also doubled their client base and brought some major new clients (but we aren't going to name names, you'll have to head over to the Attivio website if you want those). We do know, however, that Attivio now has clients on three continents, so they are getting around.

Partnerships Help Deliver The Platform

A couple of new partners joined Attivio this year to help deliver their solution. These included Accenture, Ness, and Netezza. Attivio implements their solution primarily via system integrators, like Accenture.

Netezza, a provider of data warehousing and analytic appliances, has added Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine (AIE) to their TwinFin data warehouse appliance.

A Red Herring

One of the must-have awards is the Red Herring Global 100 and Attivio is pleased to be among the 99 other vendors in that list.

In addition to that award, the company was also recognized as "Cool Vednor in BI and Perfromance Management" by Gartner, a company with an "innovative technology" by the 451 Group Report, and a trend setter in the Trend Setting Product category by KMWorld.

There's a couple of other awards in there, but you get the point.

Taking Search to New Levels

Attivio's goal is to solve one basic problem, understanding what the customer is saying. To do that they bring together the worlds of business intelligence, data warehousing and enterprise search (also called information access) using their The Active Intelligence Engine platform.

In an interview with Attivio CTO Sid Probstein, Mike Vizard if IT BusinessEdge said this:

At the end of the day, says Probstein, the fundamental issue that Attivio is trying to solve is that most knowledge workers spend more time gathering data than analyzing it. Unfortunately, it seems like the vast majority of our enterprise applications are about gathering more data than ever, rather than trying to make sense of it.