New generation of open source enterprise search

Lucid Imagination has announced the 2.1 release of its open source LucidWorks Enterprise product for  search of both structured and unstructured data located across an organisation.

Utilising Apache Lucene/Solr as its base, LucidWorks Enterprise 2.1 adds features such as Crawler Configuration, the ability to schedule external data source crawling and new connectors for high-speed Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Twitter and Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS).

The release offers out-of-the-box integration with Drools Business Rules Management System (BRMS) and a framework for integrating other BRMSs.

The ability to integrate business processes to influence search results and relevancy, modify facets, sort, and filter parameters, and divert search queries to a landing page. Business rules also allow businesses to modify the documents during the indexing process.

LucidWorks Enterprise is available in two configurations: On-premise and Cloud (through LucidWorks Cloud).

"Enterprise search provides one of the most powerful discovery tools available to organizations of any size. Layered on top of Lucene/Solr, LucidWorks adds enterprise-grade security, along with time-saving operational tools that streamline enterprise search configuration, deployment and operations.

“Offering these valuable search capabilities in the cloud increases an organisation's agility while allowing users to leverage untapped information assets in a cost-effective and timely manner. Hundreds of companies worldwide have turned to Lucid to gain these benefits quickly and easily through our unique cloud offering, " said Paul Doscher, CEO, Lucid Imagination.

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