SOURCE: Lucid Imagination

Lucid Imagination

September 02, 2010 15:45 ET

Marten Mickos, Noted Leader in Open Source, to Keynote at Lucene Revolution -- The First Conference Dedicated to Open Source Enterprise Search

CEO of Eucalyptus Systems to Speak on Open Source Innovation

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) -  Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene and Solr open source search technologies, is pleased to announce that Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems and former CEO of MySQL, will be keynoting at Lucene Revolution, the first-ever conference in the U.S. devoted to open source search. The conference will take place October 7-8, 2010 at the Hyatt Harborside, Boston, Massachusetts.

Lucene Revolution brings together enterprise search developers and thought leaders like Mr. Mickos to discuss how leading companies are using Apache Lucene and Solr -- and to gain the lessons learned from their implementations. Attendees will learn how open source is exercising more influence on the next generation of IT infrastructure, data, applications, and deployment models.

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Over his seven years as CEO of MySQL AB, Marten Mickos grew the company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1 billion, he served as senior vice president of Sun's database group. He is now CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the leading open source private cloud platform.

During his session titled "How Open Source Leads Infrastructure Innovation," Marten Mickos will address the changing landscape of enterprise infrastructure, applications and data -- and how open source software is driving that shift. As one of the most successful leaders in open source, Marten Mickos will provide valuable insights into how open source technology and business models are driving change across all the infrastructure layers, and how it affects enterprise innovation built on this new foundation.

For details on this talk, as well as more than 30 other sessions, please go to:

Lucene Revolution features a broad cross-section of Open Source Lucene/Solr adoption from organizations as varied as, IBM, Cisco, LinkedIn, eHarmony, the Smithsonian, Yale University and more, presenting on real-world experience in building successful search applications with Lucene and Solr.

Register for Lucene Revolution at:
The early bird rate of $495 is available until September 10.

About Lucid Imagination
Lucid Imagination is the commercial company dedicated to Apache Lucene technology. The company provides value-added software, documentation, commercial-grade support, training, high-level consulting, and free certified distributions, for Lucene and Solr. Lucid Imagination's goal is to serve as a central resource for the entire Lucene community and search marketplace, to make enterprise search application developers more productive. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Elsevier, Zappos,, The Getty Foundation, The Motley Fool, Macy's, Cisco, HP, The Guardian and many other household names. Lucid Imagination is a privately held venture-funded company. Investors include Granite Ventures, Walden International, In-Q-Tel and Shasta Ventures. To learn more please visit

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