SOURCE: Lucid Imagination

August 23, 2011 18:47 ET

Lucid Imagination Named a 2011 CRN Emerging Technology Vendor

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technology, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a 2011 CRN Emerging Technology Vendor. The annual list features the most innovative vendors who not only deliver technology that is easy to use, but can generate the high margins solution providers require. Thousands of companies rely on the power of Apache Solr/Lucene open source technology to deploy search applications; Lucid Imagination enables companies to optimize search and performance results with their Lucene/Solr search applications, by offering a platform that is accessible, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective.

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Lucid Imagination harnesses the power of Apache Solr/Lucene technology through its LucidWorks Enterprise platform, working with over 150 customers that include Sears, The Guardian, Verizon, AT&T to achieve high-quality search results. The increasing volume and complexity of datasets only makes search technology more of a critical necessity for companies looking to derive business value.

"Lucid Imagination's cutting edge product platform coupled with widespread community involvement advances the enterprise search industry," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. "The market demand for innovative, channel-friendly technologies will only increase and Lucid Imagination is positioned well in the market to offer valuable business solutions."

"We're honored to be recognized as a top CRN Emerging Technology Vendor," said Frank Calderon, president and COO of Lucid Imagination. "With adoption rates of Apache Solr/Lucene accelerating and installations at over 4,000 companies, it's an exciting time to be in the industry. We're committed to continuing to help companies realize the business and economic benefits of this innovative open source search technology."

Through 19 Authorized Partners worldwide, including seven in North America, Lucid Imagination works closely with channel partners to solve even the toughest search application challenges and implement successful Lucene and Solr projects. Authorized Partners sell Lucid Imagination's products, training, and support services, and have deep technology expertise in web and search application development. For a list of Lucid Imagination partners and more information about the partner program go to:

Lucid Imagination drives community involvement and education with their annual Lucene Revolution, the only U.S. conference dedicated to bringing thought leaders, developers and users together to learn more about open source enterprise search. The company also offers Solr/Lucene Certification Exams as a standardized benchmark of open source search knowledge, skills, and experience. Lucid Imagination is soon to host Apache Lucene EuroCon, the European counterpart to Lucene Revolution. Apache Lucene Eurocon will take place in October 19-20, 2011, in Barcelona, Spain.

The vendors that make up the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2005 or later, have revenue under $1 billion and have an active U.S. channel strategy. Final selection to the Emerging Technology Vendor list was made by the CRN editorial team after a review of submitted information. To view a sample of the list and read the editorial accompaniment visit

About Lucid Imagination
Lucid Imagination is the commercial company exclusively dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr open source enterprise search technology. It provides search solution development platforms built on the power of Lucene/Solr open source search via enterprise-grade subscriptions. The company's latest offering, LucidWorks Enterprise, makes the power of Solr/Lucene open source search more accessible to the broad range of application developers and slashes the learning curve for search solution development. Unlike "black box" products, LucidWorks Enterprise allows organizations of all sizes and types to continuously tune their search to fit the ongoing needs of their users and achieve a consistently lower cost of growth. Lucid Imagination also offers free software for developers, documentation, commercial-grade support, high-level consulting, and comprehensive training. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Cisco, Zappos, Raytheon, The Guardian, The Smithsonian Institution,, The Motley Fool, 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

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