Lucid Imagination, the World

Ixxus announced today that it has been appointed by Lucid Imagination as UK based Authorised Partner. Lucid Imagination is the commercial company for Lucene/Solr, with a broad portfolio of solutions for designing, developing and deploying innovative enterprise search applications.

Lucene and Solr are state-of-the art search technologies available as open source from The Apache Software Foundation. Lucene is a powerful search library; Solr is the Lucene Search Server, providing an enterprise platform built on top of Lucene that makes it easy to build search applications. Both are full-featured search technologies and have excellent performance, relevancy and scalability.

“Lucene/Solr-based solutions power some of the most comprehensive, robust, innovative and flexible enterprise search solutions in the world today and we are very excited about our partnership with Lucid Imagination,” commented Steve Odart, a Director at Ixxus. “Combining the latest in search technology with content solutions like Alfresco provides our marketplace faster, more cost effective access to information and with it, competitive advantage.”

“Ixxus have proved themselves to be a world leading open source consultancy and system integration company in the content space. Their unique skills at the intersection of open source, content management and search were an obvious choice for us when considering a partnership to expand our operations in the UK,” said Eric Gries, CEO of Lucid Imagination.

About Ixxus

With headquarters in London, Ixxus is an experienced global consultancy and systems integration organisation. The Company specialises in the design, development and operational support of enterprise content management and search solutions, with a modern and innovative approach to project delivery.

Ixxus is Alfresco’s only UK based platinum partner and has gained unrivalled implementation experience over the last five years with a team now of over 35 consultants. The company has worked across all industry sectors; including publishing, finance, higher education, government, legal and manufacturing. Customers include Yell.com, Virgin Money, Amnesty International, Clifford Chance and 118.com.

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 marketplace, to make enterprise search application developers more productive. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, The Guardian, Elsevier, Zappos, The Motley Fool, Macy’s, Cisco and many other household names. Lucid Imagination is a privately held venture-funded company. The investors include Granite Ventures, Walden International, In-Q-Tel and Shasta Ventures.

For more information, please visit www.lucidimagination.com.

Date Published : 13th of July 2010