"Web content management and search are obvious bedfellows," said Richard Holway, a tech analyst based in the U.K., in a blog Thursday. "Secondly, Interwoven's strongest sector is legal -- again a great fit with Autonomy which has made its reputation in compliance and disclosure."
Analyst firm The 451 Group said in a blog that the deal would leave stand-alone content management vendors such as Vignette "in an even worse position."
Autonomy has made a number of acquisitions in recent years, such as its 2007 purchase of archiving and e-discovery vendor Zantaz for $375 million. The spree has Autonomy "looking more and more like a mini-Oracle every day," the unsigned 451 Group post said.