Combined Conference Highlights Major Top Level Open Source Apache Projects Including Lucene/ Solr, Big Data, Cloud, NoSQL and Open Office

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Lucid Imagination, the trusted name in Search, Discovery and Analytics, announced today that Apache Lucene EuroCon, sponsored by Lucid Imagination, will be co-located this November with ApacheCon Europe, the official conference of The Apache Software Foundation. Anticipating more than 300 attendees, Lucene EuroCon at ApacheCon Europe will cover the breadth and depth of search innovation and application. The dedicated track will bring together Apache Lucene/Solr committers and technologists from around the world to offer compelling presentations that share future directions for the project and technical implementation experiences. Topic examples include channeling the flood of structured and unstructured data into faster, more cost-effective Lucene/Solr search applications that span a host of sectors and industries. The event will be held November 5-8, 2012, in Sinsheim, Germany.

The Call for Papers for ApacheCon has been extended to August 13, 2012, and can be found at . As always, proceeds from Apache Lucene EuroCon benefit The Apache Software Foundation.

“Some of the most talented Lucene/Solr developers gather each year at Apache Lucene EuroCon to share best practices and create next-generation search applications,” said Nick Burch, Vice President of The Apache Software Foundation Conference Committee. “Coupling Apache Lucene EuroCon with this year’s ApacheCon Europe is a great benefit to the community at large. Our combined attendees benefit from expert trainings and in-depth sessions, real-world case studies, excellent networking and the opportunity to connect with the industry’s leading minds.”

“Businesses are constantly asking us how to wade through the growing mounds of data to find and act on new insights,” said Grant Ingersoll, Chief Scientist, Lucid Imagination. “The answer lies in open source search. Search can effectively power real-time discovery and analysis that will help businesses, governments and academic institutions turn the impossible into the possible. Apache Lucene EuroCon has become a mecca for open source search developers, and combining EuroCon with ApacheCon is an acknowledgment that Lucene/Solr, Big Data and Open Office are three of the hottest topics in the Apache community today.”

About LucidWorks

LucidWorks is the only company that delivers enterprise-grade search development platforms built on the power of Apache Lucene/Solr open source search. Out of the 37 Core Committers to the Apache Lucene/Solr project, 9 individuals work for Lucid Imagination, making the company the largest supporter of open source search in the industry. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Cisco, Zappos, Raytheon, The Guardian, The Smithsonian Institution,, The Motley Fool, Qualcomm, Taser, eHarmony and many other household names around the world. Lucid Imagination investors include Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Walden International, and In-Q-Tel. Learn more about the company at

About ApacheCon

The official conference, trainings and expo of The Apache Software Foundation returns to Europe 5-8 November 2012 in Sinsheim, Germany. ApacheCon brings developers and users together to explore key issues in building Open Source solutions “The Apache Way”, and will cover a wide range of topics, from Cloud to Big Data, from Content to Servers, Search to Store, Business and Tools. Dozens of ubiquitous Apache technologies will be featured, including Apache HTTP Server, ACE, Ant, Camel, Cassandra, Commons, CouchDB, Deltacloud, Hadoop, Jena, Lucene/Solr, Mahout, Maven, OFBiz, OpenEJB, OpenOffice, Sling, Tika, Tomcat, TomEE, and more. ApacheCon North America will be held 26-28 February 2013 in Portland, Oregon, and includes pre- and post-conference events, including trainings, unconference, and sprinting activities. Further information is available at and @ApacheCon on Twitter. Apache powers half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhances the lives of countless users and developers. For more information, visit