SOURCE: Lucid Imagination

September 07, 2010 01:59 ET

Media Alert: Beyond Search Blog Features Podcasts on Disruptive Power of Solr/Lucene Open Source Search With Lucid Imagination

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) -


Beyond Search, the popular blog on search and content processing hosted by Stephen E. Arnold at now features a series of 3 podcasts on this disruptive economics, technology, community and marketplace adoption of Apache Solr/Lucene Open Source search. In three successive interviews, Arnold talks with David Fishman, head of Marketing at Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Solr/Lucene, on a wide range of topics.

In this broad overview of the changes driven by open source search in the traditional enterprise search market, Arnold and Fishman review:

  • How Solr/Lucene has closed the gap with conventional commercial enterprise search and text retrieval technologies;
  • Leading edge organizations that have displaced proprietary search by adopting open source for competitive advantage;
  • Key technical innovations that Solr/Lucene offer to address the range of search-and-retrieval needs;
  • How the open source community innovates and drives change in the competitive landscape for search and content processing.

Arnold and Fishman are both appearing at Lucene Revolution, the first North American conference dedicated to Open Source Search, in Boston October 7-8.



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 serves 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


Lucene Revolution, presented by Lucid Imagination, 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. For details on the conference and sessions, please go to: Registration for Register for Lucene Revolution at:; the early bird rate of $495 is available until September 10.

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