How do you find a needle in a haystack? You Search for it. How do you find a missing pet? You Search for it. How do you look for lost treasure? YOU SEARCH FOR IT!! I could go on but I’m sure you get my point.

Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with members of the press and analyst community concerning our Big Data offering known as Lucidworks Big Data (which is currently in beta by the way!!!); and the consistent feedback has been that big data has to be more than Hadoop alone – and it’s about time that Search became part of the critical functionality in the Big Data stack. Not to take anything away from Hadoop – trust me.  Hadoop has filled an enormous vacuum with its ability to inexpensively store massive amounts of content from various file types. But like relational databases, Hadoop only goes so far by itself.  The transformative opportunity created by the Hadoop technology is screaming for a partner to easily scale in kind.  And this partner needs to enable the broader audience of decision makers within organizations to interactively search, discover and analyze the treasures buried in the dark reaches of the Hadoop file system.

TA-DA !! (you guessed it) we proudly offer Lucidworks Big Data for your evaluation. We’re very fortunate at Lucid Imagination to have some fabulously brilliant developers who have integrated a number of interesting Apache open source projects to enable the interactive search, discovery and analysis of content within Hadoop and transform it into real business decision making power for the entire enterprise. Take a look, I think you’ll like what you see.