Tag: Lucid Imagination

LucidWorks Enterprise Now Available for Free Download

Posted by on December 16, 2010

Earlier this year, Lucid Imagination announced the official release of LucidWorks Enterprise at the 2010 Lucene Revolution. Now users can try it out for themselves firsthand through a free download.

LucidWorks Enterprise (LWE) is the new search solution development platform built transparently on Solr/Lucene by the experts at Lucid Imagination. It includes a full and openly accessible current version of Apache Solr, but the beauty is that you don’t have to be a Solr expert to use it. After downloading the software, users can start developing better Solr-based search applications more quickly and easily through LWE’s integrated search features.

LucidWorks Enterprise is built on top of Solr with an Admin UI and a REST API to streamline search application development, plus the new Click Scoring Relevancy Framework, Alerts, smart default, built-in data/document acquisition, multiple collections, document and role-level security, and more. And, with full transparent access to Solr designed in, you get faceted navigation, auto-suggest, spell-check, SolrCloud, and one of Solr’s latest innovations: field collapsing. In fact, Lucid Imagination has put nearly 90 different open source tools and modules (such as Aperture, Zookeeper, and Tika) into the product, all integrated and tested to work together within the LucidWorks Enterprise platform.

LucidWorks Enterprise is now available free for download, development and evaluation. For organizations that are interested in service and support, a variety of support subscriptions are also available.

So download today, and see for yourself why Solr/Lucene is the leading open source search technology!

Slides & Videos from Luncene Revolution Available

Posted by on October 27, 2010

The Lucene Revolution conference may be over, but that doesn’t mean all the sessions and information disseminated during the conference is yesterday’s news.

With over 300 total conference attendees, there was a clear interest in Lucene & Solr open source search technologies.

All the speaker slides and select video presentations are now available for download on the Lucid Imagination website.

The Power of Solr Search with Alfresco

Posted by on October 22, 2010

To keep the momentum going after Lucene Revolution and to kick start our joint partner marketing efforts with Lucid Imagination, we decided to co-sponsor a webcast on leveraging search with Alfresco. The webcast was held yesterday and provided an overview of the technical approach used for Solr/Alfresco integration, including:

  • How to provide accurate, targeted, real-time indexing for each page
  • Full editorial control through componentized pages, for fine-grained control over different areas
  • Faster, easier search customization through LucidWorks Enterprise
  • Dynamic generation of website visitor experiences as seen in several public sites

The webcast also discussed the quality and scalability of Lucene/Solr and how it’s being leveraged in large-scale sites including Twitter, LinkedIn and Zappos.com. Lastly, a sneak peak of the new LucidWorks Enterprise development platform showcased some of the built-in features that makes developing search applications easier and more accessible.

The slides from the presentation are available for download here, http://bit.ly/searchalfresco.

LucidWorks Enterprise Launched to Deliver Enterprise Search

Posted by on October 14, 2010

Lucid Imagination officially launched LucidWorks Enterprise (LWE) last week at the 2010 Lucene Revolution conference in Boston. LucidWorks Enterprise is the search solution development platform built on the power of Apache Solr/Lucene. By building and extending the scalable power of Solr open source with vital new features, this integrated platform simplifies and empowers predictable, reliable search application development. LucidWorks Enterprise focuses on providing:

  • Search within reach, makes search accessible to the broad range of application developers and architects by taming the complexity of search
  • Build better search applications faster through accelerated streamlined Solr app development and integration with search experience innovations. With a robust set of APIs built atop Solr, LucidWorks Enterprise simplifies integration while delivering the full breadth of search capabilities — faceted navigation, auto-suggest, spellcheck; fine-grained results and relevancy tuning; and full web-based encapsulation of the Lucene search libraries in XML-based search & data configuration
  • Lowering the cost of growth, with a subscription purchase price five to ten times lower than equivalent commercial alternatives

Some of the features of LWE include:

  • Integrated Crawler
  • Admin and Config UI
  • Query Parser
  • Click Scoring
  • Alerts

Rivet Logic was one of the partners that participated in the Beta Test of LucidWorks Enterprise. Hear what our very own Sumer Jabri and Paras Jain, along with other system integrators, have to say about their experience working with LWE.

Lucene Revolution 2010 Highlights

Posted by on October 12, 2010

Last week’s Lucene Revolution conference in Boston was the first conference dedicated to open source search in North America. It generated a great turnout and a lot of buzz around Lucene/Solr. Presented by Lucid Imagination, the conference brought together users, developers, thought leaders and market makers for two full days of sessions on the innovative Lucene/Solr open source search technology.

The conference kicked off with a panel of search engineers from flagship firms including Twitter, eHarmony, LinkedIn, and Salesforce.com.

Opening session at Lucene Revolution 2010


Lucid Imagination also officially announced the release of LucidWorks Enterprise (LWE), a search solution development platform that delivers the power of Solr/Lucene technology in a convenient, robust, well-organized package.

Announcement of LucidWorks Enterprise


Rivet Logic participated as both a sponsor and speaker, with our very own Michiel Verkaik presenting a session on Alfresco WCM and Solr integration.

Rivet Logic booth at Lucene Revolution

Michiel presenting at Lucene Revolution


Throughout the conference, the sessions continued to generate buzz as well as provide both developer and business focuses tracks around open source search and the promising outlook for its future. Some of the other topics covered include real-time searching with Solr, open source market trends, open source search in BI, how search enables cloud applications, and what’s in store on the Lucene/Solr roadmap.

Rivet Logic Partners with Lucid Imagination

Posted by on July 06, 2010

Last week, Rivet Logic officially announced its newly formed partnership with Lucid Imagination, the commercial company dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr open source technology. This is an exciting partnership for us since we’ve already been working with Lucene/Solr technologies for quite a while and have implemented it in various Alfresco and Liferay projects.

It’s exciting to see how much the Lucene/Solr community has grown over the years and the adoption of its technologies into major enterprises worldwide. Lucene/Solr is now being used to power major sites like whitehouse.gov, LinkedIn, Netflix, and Monster.

This partnership reflects our commitment to partner with leading vendors in the open source community to design and implement enterprise-grade open source solutions, provide responsive consulting support, and advance the use of open source software through innovation and community leadership.