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Lucid Imagination

August 26, 2009 09:00 ET

LucidWorks Selected as 2009 Trend-Setting Product by KMWorld Magazine

Lucid Imagination Honored for Redefining the Enterprise Search Market

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - August 26, 2009) - Lucid Imagination, a commercial company dedicated to supporting open source Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technologies, today announced that LucidWorks, the company's certified distribution of Solr, has been selected as a "2009 Trend-Setting Product of the Year" by KMWorld Magazine. The recognition from KMWorld further validates that open source Lucene/Solr search technologies continue to gain momentum as enterprise search solutions. Competitive performance, functionality and low price-point of Lucene/Solr offer a compelling alternative to expensive traditional search products on the market.

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"This year's award program was extremely competitive, as more than 800 products were assessed by our judging panel, which consisted of analysts, system integrators, vendors, line-of-business managers and users," said Hugh McKellar, editor-in-chief, KMWorld. "Products honored as part of the awards program clearly demonstrate identifiable technology breakthroughs, and we are pleased to honor Lucid Imagination and its efforts in bringing open source search to enterprises as part of this group."

Lucid Imagination's LucidWorks for Lucene and LucidWorks for Solr certified distributions are created to help the application developers design and deploy Lucene/Solr based search solutions quickly and cost-effectively. They include tested versions of the Apache Lucene and Solr software based on the most recent stable releases, with additional value-add components and tools, bug fixes and performance enhancements. The LucidWorks certified distributions are not only free but also come with a free 30-day Get Started program. When coupled with one of Lucid Imagination's commercial SLA-based support subscriptions, and Expert-link consulting services, certified distributions offer a risk-free environment to develop, deploy, and maintain commercial-grade search applications.

"We are honored to be recognized by the KMWorld's '2009 Trend-Setting' awards program, especially at this early stage of our company," said Anil Uberoi, CMO, Lucid Imagination. "We are committed to facilitating broader adoption of Lucene/Solr technologies in enterprises by providing value-add software and services to help them get the most out of Lucene/Solr -- the world's most popular open source search software."

Over 4,000 organizations currently use Apache Lucene/Solr for their search solutions, including companies like AOL, Apple, Netflix and Zappos.

Lucid Imagination also offers other value-add software and tools for Lucene and Solr, free, such as:

LucidGaze for Lucene, a performance monitoring tool for Lucene developed by Lucid Imagination. It uses innovative technology to reverse engineer characteristics of the Lucene application and provide a framework for developers to retrieve detailed data and statistics to improve application management.

LucidGaze for Solr, a performance monitoring tool developed by Lucid Imagination. It provides a framework to capture, store, interactively view and compare various Solr performance metrics.

Both can be downloaded as part of the LucidWorks certified distributions or standalone, free from the company's web site: www.lucidimagination.com

About Lucid Imagination

Lucid Imagination is a commercial company dedicated to Apache Lucene technology. The company provides free certified distributions, commercial-grade support, training, high-level consulting and value-added software for Lucene and Solr. Lucid Imagination's goal is to serve as a central resource for the entire Lucene community and make them more productive. Lucid Imagination is a privately held venture-funded company. The investors include Granite Ventures, Walden International and In-Q-Tel.

About KMWorld

KMWorld (www.kmworld.com) is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market and covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management, informing more than 50,000 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. (www.infotoday.com)

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