SOURCE: Lucid Imagination

March 07, 2011 08:00 ET

Lucid Imagination Named to KMWorld's "100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management"

Commercial Entity for Open Source Apache Solr/Lucene Search Technology Honored Again in KMWorld's Annual List of Top Companies in Knowledge Management

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Lucid Imagination, the commercial company behind Apache Solr/Lucene search technology, has been named to KMWorld's 2011 "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management" for the second consecutive year. Adoption of Solr/Lucene continues to accelerate as organizations of all types recognize the value and opportunity offered by this fast, flexible open source search technology. Lucid Imagination offers commercial-grade software and expert services to over 150 customers, helping them optimize performance and achieve high-quality search results with their Solr/Lucene search applications. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Cisco, Zappos, The Guardian, The Smithsonian Institution, Salesforce.com, eHarmony and many other household names around the world.

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"Lucid Imagination's inclusion on the list is based on the breadth and impact of its innovations to meet specific customer needs while adding true value to its entire chain of constituencies," said Hugh McKellar, KMWorld editor-in-chief.

The 2011 list of "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management" is available in the March issue of KMWorld magazine. Compilation of the list is a yearlong collaborative effort among KM practitioners, analysts, theorists, customers and a select group of users.

Since the public launch of the company in January of 2009, Lucid Imagination has continued to take major steps in accelerating enterprise adoption of Solr/Lucene. The company recently announced record growth, expansion of the customer base to over 150 companies, and doubling of sales growth year over year. Lucid Imagination is also hosting the second annual Lucene Revolution, the largest and only U.S. conference dedicated entirely to open source enterprise search -- a groundbreaking event that brings developers, technologists, and business leaders together to explore the disruptive new benefits made possible by Apache Lucene/Solr search technology. The event will take place May 25-26 in San Francisco. 

"We're thrilled to be included again in the KMWorld list of companies that matter, and we see this honor as yet another indication that Lucid Imagination is heading down an inevitable path to unseat incumbent enterprise search vendors," said Eric Gries, CEO of Lucid Imagination. "Lucid Imagination 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. Those qualities and more have made Lucid the clear choice of established companies worldwide."

About KMWorld
The leading information provider serving the Knowledge, Document and Content Management systems market, KMWorld informs more than 45,000 subscribers about the components and processes -- and subsequent success stories -- that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc.

About Lucid Imagination
Lucid Imagination is the commercial company exclusively dedicated to Apache Solr/Lucene open source enterprise search technology. It provides search solution development platforms built on the power of Solr/Lucene 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, Salesforce.com, 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 www.lucidimagination.com.

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