The open source software market has increasingly been the topic of news and conversation due to the proliferation of innovative and customizable technologies stemming from it. As far as the Apache Lucene/Solr community goes, Lucid Imagination has not gone without their share of attention and neither will LucidWorks. Their new branding is discussed in “Lucid Imagination Changes Name to LucidWorks.”
This change recalls the name of their successful product line called LucidWorks. They now have a new product family called LucidWorks Product Suite. Moves were also made to reinforce commitment to open source developers by creating an online community for them at their new site, SearchHub.org.
The article offers insights from Paul Doscher, CEO of LucidWorks:
“LucidWorks enables companies to build killer business-critical search applications that will access Big Data and enterprise content quickly and securely, while scaling to billions of data sets – without spending millions of dollars. The changes to our company name and product structure, along with the upcoming launch of SearchHub.org, enables us to address the unique needs of our open source and business communities.”
This is an exciting branding move for Lucid Imagination, but as far as we ’re concerned the name change is not what makes this company stand out at the moment. We have been very impressed with the fact that LucidWorks has a dedicated staff and an office. We can’t say the same for many other open source firms.