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Lucid Imagination Congratulates Apache Solr on InfoWorld Bossie Award Win

Widely Deployed Solr Wins Acclaim as Best Open Source Enterprise Search Software

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene and Solr open source search technologies, congratulates the Apache Solr community for Solr's 2010 InfoWorld Best of Open Source (BOSSIE) Awards win. Solr, the Lucene search server, was recognized for its ability to enable companies to build and deploy their own search solutions and deliver optimized results in a fast, flexible scalable implementation. Solr was also cited for offering distributed search, replication of results, and developer API access via numerous languages and protocols.

Enterprise search technology is in high demand as more businesses recognize its ability to improve competitiveness and drive revenues in today's digital economy. The exploding volume and variety of data makes the need for robust, flexible search technology even more urgent. Solr/Lucene-based open source search has emerged as a de-facto standard in the enterprise search market over the past three years, with thousands of downloads per day and over 4,000 organizations using the open source software for their most intensive data-driven search needs.

"With its recognition as the best of open source for 2010, it's no surprise to us that Solr has emerged as a disruptive catalyst to mission-critical data-driven applications across the marketplace," said Eric Gries, CEO of Lucid Imagination. "The community's virtuous cycle of adoption and innovation deserves tremendous credit for this achievement, and so we offer our congratulations for this well-deserved recognition. Thousands of companies are gaining competitive advantage from the use of this innovative software, and this award further confirms that diverse and widespread adoption of Solr open source enterprise search is well established."

Companies around the world rely on technology to enable and enhance their business operations and deliver on their business strategies. The InfoWorld Bossie Awards recognize each year the best business-oriented open source software products.

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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