MapR Technologies and Lucid Imagination Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Search using Open Source Apache Lucene/Solr

November 02, 2011

Strategic partnership to address enterprise need to search structured and unstructured content from multiple data types and sources

MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the industry's most advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, and Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technology, today announced a strategic partnership. The agreement will enable Lucid Imagination to integrate the dependability, ease of use and performance of the MapR Distribution with its LucidWorks search platform. Enterprise users will be able to take advantage of the platform's underlying Lucene/Solr search innovations to better harness the power of Big Data analytics.

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With the exponential growth in unstructured data, fast, dependable and easy access to relevant data is crucial to extract business insight from Big Data analysis. MapR's distribution enables customers using Hadoop Big Data software to realize significant performance improvements, reliability, and of ease of use enhancements. When integrated with Lucid Imagination's Lucene/Solr platform, users gain a compelling alternative to existing search solutions.

"Search is intrinsic to a successful strategy of dealing with Big Data," said Frank Calderon, president and COO of Lucid Imagination. "The power to leverage MapR's Hadoop distribution with Lucid Works offers organizations advantages including full data protection with unlimited scale."

"The Lucid Imagination team is well-regarded as key committers to the Lucene/Solr project and one of the leading innovators in the development and growing popularity of open source search," said John Schroeder, CEO and co-founder, MapR Technologies. "We see our partnership with Lucid Imagination as a key endorsement of our commercial Hadoop distribution."

Thousands of companies, big and small, are using Lucene/Solr in mission-critical applications related to new media, e-commerce, embedded search applications, content management, social media, and security and intelligence. Organizations as diverse as Boeing, EMC Corporation, Zappos, National Institutes of Health, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Qualcomm Inc., Time Inc., Comcast, Twitter, LinkedIn, eHarmony Inc., General Electric Company, Verizon, Motorola Mobility Inc., General Dynamics, SAIC,, and many more use open source search-enabled applications to quickly access enterprise data and content without spending millions of dollars on proprietary offerings to do so.

MapR's innovative distribution transforms Hadoop into a dependable compute platform. MapR advances make Hadoop easy, dependable and fast with unique capabilities. MapR's Distribution is integrated, tested and hardened; and is 100% compatible with Hadoop APIs including HBase™ and HDFS and requires no changes to Hadoop applications.

About Lucid Imagination
Lucid Imagination is the commercial company exclusively dedicated to Apache Lucene technology. The company provides free certified distributions, documentation, commercial-grade support, training, high-level consulting and value-added software 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, Cisco, Elsevier, Zappos, The Guardian, The Motley Fool, Macy's, Qualcomm, Taser, Nordjyske Media, 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.


About MapR Technologies

MapR Technologies is a visionary Silicon Valley software company and creator of the next-generation data platform for AI and analytics, with the scale and reliability required by enterprise-grade, mission-critical deployments. The MapR Data Platform delivers the power of dataware to accelerate data-driven innovation. Forward leaning companies such as Cisco, Philips, and Société Générale, are able to create new data-driven solutions to outperform the competition. Learn more:

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