SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

October 07, 2010 08:30 ET

Information Builders Partners With Lucid Imagination to Build Custom Open Source Search Capabilities

Creates Powerful Enterprise Search Experience for Customers Across Both Structured and Unstructured Data Sets

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced a partnership with Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene and Solr open source search technologies, to develop custom enterprise search capabilities for customers through the Information Builders WebFOCUS BI platform. Lucid Imagination's solutions will be deployed alongside the WebFOCUS Magnify application to provide powerful search capabilities across both structured and unstructured data sets. As a result, the search experience for the end user is both fast and accurate.

Customers using WebFOCUS will be able to use the WebFOCUS Magnify application with Lucid Imagination's search technologies to broaden the scope of their enterprise search capabilities. Information Builders will leverage Lucid's expertise and add-on technologies to build custom solutions for customers that can search Word documents, corporate intranets, CRM systems, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and more.

"By partnering with Lucid Imagination, Information Builders has access to the most powerful way to search unstructured information through the Apache Lucene search engine," said Rado Kotorov, chief innovation officer at Information Builders. "Having the Lucid team's subject matter expertise helped us expand our solution set in the enterprise search department, giving our customers flexible, custom solutions that fit their individual needs."

"Our strategic partnership with Information Builders is helping us reach more customers by pairing our powerful, cost-effective enterprise search solutions with an equally intuitive BI platform that makes it simpler and faster for customers to get access to the actionable information they need from business systems," said Eric Gries, chief executive officer of Lucid Imagination. "In our experience, open source enterprise search technology is one of the most powerful, economically scalable ways for companies to unlock the value of the growing volumes of corporate content and data they're expected to manage, in a format that they're familiar with using -- the search engine."

About Lucid Imagination
Lucid Imagination is the commercial company exclusively dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr open source enterprise technology. The company provides enterprise-grade subscriptions for search solution development platforms built on open source, along with free software for developers, documentation, commercial-grade support, high-level consulting, and comprehensive training for companies tapping Solr and Lucene enterprise search. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Cisco, Zappos, The Guardian, The Smithsonian Institution, The Motley Fool, Macy's, Qualcomm, Taser, eHarmony, and many other household names around the world. Lucid Imagination is a privately held venture-funded company. The investors include Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Walden International, and In-Q-Tel. Learn more about the company at

About Information Builders
Information Builders' award-winning combination of business intelligence and enterprise integration software has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. WebFOCUS is the world's most widely utilized business intelligence platform. It provides the security, scalability, and flexibility needed at every level of global extended enterprises. Its simplicity helps create executive, analytical, and operational applications that reach dozens to millions of users. Information Builders' iWay Software suite provides state of the art, multi-purpose, pre-built integration components that address all SOA, application, data and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Information Builders also offers solutions in the performance management, business activity monitoring, and enterprise search markets. The company's comprehensive enterprise product offerings give Information Builders' customers the ability to grow and innovate according to their needs.

Information Builders' customers include most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. More information is available at

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