Sometimes it’s unseemly to toot your own horn, but sometimes it would be wrong not to! Lucidworks has just been named a Finalist in the Software category of Tech America Foundation’s American Technology Awards. This latest accolade comes on the heels of several others, including being recognized with the 2012 Global Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award, being positioned in the “Challengers” Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search, being named to UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Big Data 100 list, and being named to EContent Magazine’s 2012 EContent 100.

All this great news isn’t the result of accident or luck. It comes from a great vision, a few smart decisions, and a ton of very hard work. And it’s been made possible because we offer the only enterprise-grade search development platforms built on the power of Apache Lucene/Solr open source search, which has a huge developer community full of incredibly brilliant people. We’ve nurtured the relationship with this community through our association with the Apache Software Foundation, and we employ more than a quarter of the committers to the Apache Lucene/Solr project, which goes a long way toward ensuring the platform evolves to meet the needs of customers and real-world use cases, which is why folks like Frost & Sullivan, Gartner and the others are so impressed.

It’s one thing for a company to tell its story. Yes, Lucene/Solr is the industry’s most widely used platform for writing real-time embedded search applications that can scale to handle billions of documents and high query volumes. It’s another thing when a slew of third-parties recognize you for what you’ve accomplished.

Here’s a big “thank you” to the Lucidworks team and our developer community. Together we’re truly redefining how people search for information.

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