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

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MapR Technologies, Inc., a provider of an advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, and Lucid Imagination, a commercial company for Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technology, have 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 utilize the benefits of big data analytics. 

With the 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 gain 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."

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