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Company Overview








July, 2009

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Lucid Imagination is the commercial entity of

Apache
Lucene/Solr ecosystem

Lucid team includes the largest collection of
Lucene/Solr committers, contributors and influencers

Our mission is to serve as
The Center of Excellence
for
Lucene/Solr
-
based search solutions

Help our customers get the most out of Lucene/Solr
-

world’s
most widely used open source search software

© 2008
-
2009

Who We Are

Lucene, Solr and their logos are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Company Background

Market:

Enterprise Search

Founded:
August 2007

Funding:
$6.2m Series A


Early Customers:

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-
2009

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Lucid Imagination Offerings


Consulting



Implementation

ExpertLink

Training


Business and technical
needs assessment


System architecture design


Migration to Solr from other
search platforms


Performance optimization


H/W optimization


Best
-
practices advice




On
-
demand access to
Lucene /Solr/open source
search expertise


Search Health checks


Deployment/operational
support


Ideal search use
-
case
scenarios prototyping


Functional modeling


Advanced functionality
prototyping


Full scale solution design and
implantation




Intro to search development
with Lucene/Solr


Advanced training and
Certification


Custom training programs


Value
-
add software/tools
to accelerate/facilitate Lucene and
Solr based application development & deployment.


Application monitoring & management tools, content acquisition
tools, content security, search alerts, etc.


Guaranteed, regular updates/bug
-
fixes and upgrades



Free Certified Distributions
include stable, tested/QA’d
versions of Lucene and Solr.


Also include installer, index mgmt tools, application monitoring
tools, etc.





Value
-
add


Software & Tools

Training




Free

Certified
Distributions

Value
-
add

Software & tools

© 2008
-
2009

Lucene, Solr and their logos are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Unique Combination
of Enterprise Search
and Lucene Expertise

Lucid Imagination Technical Team



Yonik Seeley:

Creator of Solr

Lucene/Solr committer, PMC member


Grant Ingersoll:

Creator of “Lucene Boot Camp”

Lucene/Solr committer, Chair, PMC


Erik Hatcher:

Co
-
author of “Lucene in Action” book

Lucene/Solr committer, PMC member


Mark Miller

Lucene/Solr committer, PMC
member


Sami Siren

Nutch/Tika committer, PMC member


Andrzej Bilalecki

Lucene/Nutch/Hadoop committer, PMC
member


Doug Cutting: (Advisor)

Creator of Lucene, Nutch & Hadoop

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2009



Marc Krellenstein:

Co
-
founder, CTO/SVP, Northern Light

VP Search, CTO, Elsevier


Ryan McKinley:

Lucene/Solr committer, PMC member


Shalin Manger:

Lucene/Solr committer, PMC member


Simon Rosenthal:

Solutions architect, Northern Light


Jay Hill:

Solutions Architect, Wells Fargo


Chris Hostetter: (Advisor)

Lucene/Solr committer, PMC member

Member Apache Software Foundation





Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Customer

Solr
Expertise

Lucene
Expertise

Hadoop
Expertise

Nutch
Expertise

Mahout
Expertise

Tika
Expertise

Distributed
Systems

Natural
Language
Processing

Machine
Learning

System

Architecture

Usability

Best
Practices

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2009

Access to

Multi
-
domain

Expertise


Lucene, Solr , Nutch, Hadoop , Mahout, Tika and their logos are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Leadership Team


Executives:

Eric Gries


President & CEO
(Amdocs, XACCT, Compuware)

Marc Krellenstein


CTO
(Northern Light
,
Elsevier)

Anil Uberoi


Marketing
(Amdocs, XACCT, Sun)

Frank Calderon
-

Sales
(
Datalogics
, Frame Tech, IBM)

Taly Beck


Support
(
NetDynamics
, Sun, Mercury Interactive)

Eran Yaniv


Solutions


(HP, Mercury Interactive)


Advisory Board

Doug Cutting (Yahoo)


Creator of Lucene, Chairman of Technical Advisory Board

Chris Hostetter (CNET)


Committer, Lucene Project Management Committee (PMC) member

Andrzej Bialecki
-

Committer, PMC member

Ryan McKinley
-

Committer, PMC member

Doug Levin (Founder, Black Duck Software)

Janpieter Scheerder (former President, SunSoft)

Mark Brewer (SVP, SpringSource)

Matt
Asay

(VP, Alfresco)

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2009

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Enterprise Search Market

Definition:


Licensed search software for website, embedded product, internal
enterprise or extranet use

Direct or OEM distribution

Market Size:

$1.8 Billion
1

Growth Rate:
28%
1

Top Players
1
:



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2009

1

IDC 2008, Sue Feldman, Worldwide Search and Discovery Software 2008.2012


Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Search is mission
-
critical for most enterprises today

Exponential growth in content
(structured & unstructured data)

Too much time spent searching

Cost of not finding information is significant

Over $1 million wasted annually on “unproductive” searches by
typical mid
-
size company with 1,000 employees (IDC)

49% of knowledge
-
workers feel that the information they need to
do their jobs is “difficult and time
-
consuming” to find and that their
jobs are suffering as a result of poor findability (AIIM study, 2008)

85% of the organizations can access less than 50% of their data
(Google)



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2009

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Enterprise Search Challenges


Collecting and understanding data

Gather from file systems, db’s, network

Normalize metadata (title=heading,...)

Normalize text (singular/plural,…)

Understanding users

Types of queries

Synonyms

Tuning relevancy

© 2008
-
2009

Lucid Imagination, Inc.


Lucene Search Library

Widely deployed search library

Originally developed by Doug Cutting

100% Java (.NET, Perl and other versions too)

Apache project and license

Superior accuracy and performance

Cross
-
platform portability of indexes

One of Top
-
5 Apache Projects

4,000+ installations

Netflix, Monster, AOL, CNET, Comcast, Apple,
Technorati
, LinkedIn,
MySpace, Wikipedia…

6,000+ downloads per day

Up 8
-
10x in 3 years

© 2008
-
2009

Lucene, Solr and their logos are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation

Lucid Imagination, Inc.


Solr Search Server


Web
-
based search service on top of Lucene

Originally developed and in use at CNET by
Yonik Seeley

Adds a schema, administrative tools, cache
management, replication and faceted browse

Fastest growing Lucene sub
-
project


© 2008
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2009

Lucene, Solr and their logos are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Lucene Market Adoption

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2009

Up 8
-
10X
in last 3
years

Notes:

Lucene TLP aggregate numbers from main Apache site only.


Data does not include mirror sites

Source:

http://people.apache.org/~vgritsenko/stats/projects/lucene.html


Lucene, Solr and their logos are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation

Lucid Imagination, Inc.






© 2008
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2009

Lucene Users (Sample)

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Factors Driving Lucene/Solr Adoption

Best out
-
of
-
box relevancy

Best query performance

Proven scalability
(6 billion documents)

Flexible data transformation, query

Best customization
(open source)

Low cost
(open source)

No vendor lock
-
in

© 2008
-
2009

Lucene, Solr and their logos are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Lucid Imagination Value Proposition

Certified Distributions of Lucene and Solr
-

FREE

Stable, Tested, QA’d

Scheduled updates & upgrades

Include value
-
add software and tools

Enterprise
-
grade (SLA
-
based) support

Best Lucene/Solr expertise available

Predictable, reliable interaction with experts

Value
-
add software for

Installation; Enhanced scalability; Tuning/improving relevancy;
Systems monitoring

Access to well
-
organized knowledge



© 2008
-
2009

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Lucid Imagination Target Market

Existing Lucene/Solr installed base

4,000+ installations

New enterprises/users

Evaluating Lucene/Solr based search solutions

Using commercial products seeking
price/performance/functionality advantages

Using homegrown solutions
(DB
-
based, etc)

seeking
better scalability/functionality


© 2008
-
2009

Lucene, Solr and their logos are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Lucid Imagination Complements Lucene Community

Serves as the primary online destination for the entire
Lucene/Solr user community

Authoritative knowledge portal/value
-
add resource for the
entire Lucene/Solr community

Organized, relevant information

Contributes to the community

Lucid Imagination team has made several significant
contributions

All core enhancements to Lucene/Solr will be contributed back

Will continue to support training at
ApacheCon

and other
community events


© 2008
-
2009

Lucene, Solr and their logos are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation

Lucid Imagination Business Model

© 2008
-
2009

Enterprise Version


Certified Distributions

-

Free
-


Commercial Support, Training, Consulting

Value
-
add S/W

Upgrade

Free

Download

Lucene

Lucid Imagination Confidential

Apache.org

Lucene, Solr and their logos are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation

Lucid Imagination, Inc.

Summary

Lucid Imagination is exclusively dedicated to
Lucene/Solr
-

the most widely used open source
search software

Lucid Imagination participates in one of the fastest
growing enterprise software segments
-

enterprise
search





© 2008
-
2009

Thank you