SOURCE: Lucid Imagination

Lucid Imagination

May 05, 2010 20:00 ET

Lucid Imagination Launches Global Partner Program

VARs and Integrators Choose Lucene/Solr Open Source Search Over Proprietary Search Platforms, Reaching New Markets and Customers

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) -  Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technology, today announced the launch of its Global Partner Program, a channel sales and support offering which enables VARs and Integrators experienced in selling search technologies to reach new customers and markets through Lucene/Solr open source search. The program's inaugural participants have all previously sold and supported traditional commercial enterprise search products. With the help of Lucid Imagination, they are now extending their offerings portfolio to meet the demand for Lucene/Solr.

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Lucid Imagination's Global Partner Program provides comprehensive support around the world for VARs and Integrators to deliver value-added services solutions to their end customers. Support subscriptions with commercial grade service levels, qualified Lucene/Solr engineers available 24x7, comprehensive training, and a deep bench of expertise all become a force-multiplier. Organizations attracted to the economics of open source quickly realize that they can adopt the technology more quickly with a local trusted partner that knows the market and knows the needs of local businesses.

"The rising market acceptance of Lucene/Solr Open Source Search has created a stir around the world among VARs and Integrators who traditionally resold proprietary search offerings. More than 4,000 companies already rely on Lucene/Solr, and downloads have grown nearly ten-fold over the past three years," says Eric Gries, CEO of Lucid Imagination. "Customers who are making the move to Lucene/Solr need service and support to ensure their open source search applications deliver competitive advantage. Our partners can now have the reliable foundation they need to deliver value added Lucene/Solr services and integration with confidence."

Joining the Lucid Global Partner Program as Authorized Partners are Basis Technology KK, in Japan; Findwise SE in Scandinavia; Applied Dynamic Solutions, in Warren, New Jersey; SourceSense of the Netherlands, UK and Italy; Lightcrest LLC, Los Angeles, California; ESR Technologies, San Francisco, California; and Primeware, Brazil. To learn more about these partners visit http://www.lucidimagination.com/solutions/partners.

About Lucid Imagination
Lucid Imagination is the commercial company dedicated to Apache Lucene technology. The company provides value-added software, documentation, commercial-grade support, training, high-level consulting, and free certified distributions, for Lucene and Solr. Lucid Imagination's goal is to serve as a central resource for the entire Lucene community and marketplace, to make enterprise search application developers more productive. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, The Guardian, Elsevier, Zappos, The Motley Fool, Macy's, Cisco and many other household names. Lucid Imagination is a privately held venture-funded company. The investors include Granite Ventures, Walden International, In-Q-Tel and Shasta Ventures. To learn more please visit www.lucidimagination.com.

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