SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - July 6, 2010) - Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technology, has been selected by CRN as one of the "25 Coolest Emerging Vendors" in 2010, for providing innovative technology. Lucid Imagination was handpicked from nearly 200 companies that are part of CRN's 2010 Emerging Vendors list, an annual report that names the most innovative emerging vendors in the technology industry.
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"We are honored to have been chosen as one of the top 25 'Coolest Emerging Tech Vendors' by CRN, and I see this as an indication that companies are clamoring for better options in search technology," said Eric Gries, CEO of Lucid Imagination. "We are disrupting the enterprise search market by serving as the defacto resource for the enterprise search community at a price point far more attractive than conventional legacy commercial offerings. Our dedicated search solution offerings enable our channel partners to design, build, and operate search applications with confidence, delivering competitive advantage to their customers."
As covered in the CRN list, the search and discovery market is growing at a brisk pace of 28 percent annually, with 2007 revenue of $1.8 billion, according to IDC. Lucid Imagination offers certified distributions of Lucene and Solr, commercial-grade support, training, high-level consulting and value-added software extensions. The company's Web site serves as a knowledge portal for the Lucene community, with information and resources to help developers build and deploy Lucene-based solutions in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.
The frictionless access to open source Lucene/Solr search technology creates a fertile ecosystem for integrators, resellers and channel partners to connect with customers and innovate. Lucid Imagination's Global Partner Program provides comprehensive support around the world for VARs and Integrators to deliver value-added services solutions to their end customers. Support subscriptions with commercial grade service levels, qualified Lucene/Solr engineers available 24x7, comprehensive training, and a deep bench of expertise all become a force-multiplier. Organizations attracted to the economics of open source quickly realize that they can adopt the technology more quickly with a local trusted partner that knows the market and knows the needs of local businesses.
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 marketplace, to make enterprise search application developers more productive. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, The Guardian, Elsevier, Zappos, The Motley Fool, Macy's, Cisco and many other household names. Lucid Imagination is a privately held venture-funded company. The investors include Granite Ventures, Walden International, In-Q-Tel and Shasta Ventures. To learn more please visit www.lucidimagination.com.