SOURCE: Lucid Imagination

July 26, 2011 18:49 ET

Lucid Imagination Selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technology, today announced it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the 2011 AlwaysOn Global 250 winners.

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"Lucid Imagination is one of the fastest growing innovators we've seen, shaping some of the most disruptive and important enterprise trends: open source and enterprise reliance on enterprise search," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The company has excelled in driving innovation and market adoption. We congratulate Lucid for supporting the commercial use of Lucene/Solr through its unique technology enhancements and consulting expertise. We look forward to watching the company's rapid rise."

Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. Lucid Imagination was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

Lucid Imagination's LucidWorks Enterprise platform 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 unmatched support, consulting and training to customers worldwide. Customers relying on Lucid Imagination to unleash the power of open source enterprise search 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.

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team, along with partners at Morgan Stanley, the Blackstone Group, KPMG, Silicon Valley Bank, DCM, Greycroft, and Bridge Bank, as well as industry experts across the globe, scoured the entrepreneurial community to identify the top 250 private companies that are taking old notions of doing things and forging solutions that will lead to industry shake-up and huge value-creation opportunities.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top emerging companies in Silicon Valley," said Frank Calderon, COO of Lucid Imagination. "We see this distinction as further validation that open source enterprise search is breaking the bonds of commercial proprietary software lock-in. It helps companies scale cost effectively, to better decipher the nearly incomprehensible amount of data inundating businesses today as they make the leap from inefficient proprietary solutions. Thousands of companies already rely on the results delivered by Lucene/Solr open source enterprise search, and we look forward to supporting thousands more."

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, 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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