SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2010) - Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Solr/Lucene search technology, has been named to EContent Magazine's 2010 EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry, making this the second consecutive year the open source search company has received this recognition.

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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 intense data-driven search needs. Demand is expected only to increase as companies come to grips with the massive influx of data, digital and otherwise. Lucid Imagination is the only search platform that scales economically, offering reliable and cost-effective enterprise search that is tailored to the needs of today's technology-driven organizations.

Since the public launch of the company in January of 2009, Lucid Imagination has continued to take major steps in accelerating enterprise adoption of Solr/Lucene. The company has secured $16 million in funding and delivered LucidWorks Enterprise solution development platform, the only search platform that scales economically, thanks to its flexible, cost-effective architecture built on open source. Lucid Imagination recently hosted two of Solr/Lucene's most significant events in history: EuroCon and Lucene Revolution. Lucene Revolution is the first-ever U.S. conference dedicated to changing the face of search by sharing best practices and use cases related to the rise of open source search as a disruptive force for innovation and collaboration capable of breaking the financial and technical handcuffs of proprietary software. The event attracted speakers from established and innovative companies such as Twitter, LinkedIn,, IBM, Cisco, eHarmony, MITRE, the Smithsonian, Sears, Lulu, and dozens of others.

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"The content economy has never been faster paced than it is now, and Lucid Imagination embodies the innovation necessary to take advantage of the information all that content has to offer. Lucid Imagination was recognized for its ability to help developers build and deploy Lucene-based enterprise search solutions efficiently and cost effectively, so companies can get  more of the information they need, when they need it."
-- Michelle Manafy, Editor-in-Chief of EContent Magazine

"We are proud to answer the call of companies who demand a more accessible and better way to do business critical search. More and more companies are looking to Lucid Imagination to harness the disruptive innovation of open source Apache Solr/Lucene search. It lets them achieve a continuous tight fit between their search applications and their business needs, and lower the cost of growth. We are honored that our efforts to improve the enterprise search experience have been recognized for the second year in a row by EContent Magazine."
-- Eric Gries, CEO of Lucid Imagination

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About Lucid Imagination
Lucid Imagination is the commercial company exclusively dedicated to Apache Solr/Lucene open source enterprise technology. It provides search solution development platforms built on the power of Solr/Lucene open source search via enterprise-grade subscriptions. The company's latest offering, LucidWorks Enterprise, makes the power of Solr/Lucene open source search more accessible to the broad range of application developers and slashes the learning curve for search solution development. Unlike "black box" products, LucidWorks Enterprise allows organizations of all sizes and types to continuously tune their search to fit the ongoing needs of their users and achieve a consistently lower cost of growth. Lucid Imagination also offers free software for developers, documentation, commercial-grade support, high-level consulting, and comprehensive training. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Cisco, Zappos, Raytheon, The Guardian, The Smithsonian Institution,, The Motley Fool, Macy's, Qualcomm, Taser, eHarmony, and many other household names around the world. Lucid Imagination is a privately held venture-funded company. The investors include Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Walden International, and In-Q-Tel. Learn more about the company at

About EContent
EContent is dedicated to one of the most essential commodities any business has to offer -- content. While the digital era has provided businesses with unprecedented access to content, it has also created an exponentially increasing need to manage, store, and deliver that content in ways that are efficient, effective, and affordable. Every industry -- from publishing to pharmaceutical -- needs to maximize its content resources. With this steady rise in digital content challenges, EContent magazine is there to help guide professionals with sound advice and breaking news. EContent is the most respected source for information about the digital content industry. The magazine has a mission to clearly identify and explain emerging digital content trends, strategies, and resources that will help readers navigate the content maze and find a clear path to profits and improved business processes. Essential reading for executives and professionals involved in content management, creation, acquisition, aggregation, and distribution in corporate and B2B environments, EContent provides the go-to resource for digital content business strategies. To learn more please visit

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