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LucidWorks™ Launches Big Data Central

New Industry Website Educates Executives on Big Data Best Practices and Leading-Edge Business Uses

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data is being generated by today's businesses and their customers at an explosive rate. The companies collecting this vast amount of information are seeking to learn more about Big Data, benefits, concepts and technologies to derive better business insights from it. Until now IT leaders and their business counterparts have had to surf the web in search of relevant information about the latest industry trends and perspectives to inform their Big Data decisions.

To address this need, LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, is pleased to announce the launch of Big Data Central. Big Data Central is an online destination that provides success stories, educational materials, and other curated content to help executives understand current Big Data trends and shape their data strategies. The go-to site offers valuable information about Big Data collected from a wide variety of reputable sources. 

Big Data Knowledge Is Power

The new website, Big Data Central, is meant to become the primary source of educational materials, case studies, trends, and insights that help companies navigate the changing data management landscape. At Big Data Central, visitors can find, and contribute to, a wide variety of information including:

  • Use cases and best practices that highlight lessons learned from peers
  • Industry and analyst reports that track trends and hot topics
  • Q&As that answer some of the most common questions plaguing firms today about Big Data implementations

"LucidWorks was founded on the premise that every organization should have access to innovative technologies that uncover new insights hidden within their multi-structured data," said Paul Doscher, president and CEO of LucidWorks. "We remain committed to raising visibility for open source search and other technologies that can help businesses of all sizes conquer new market frontiers and, ultimately, profit from Big Data.  In this new era of information overload, the pursuit of data-driven decisions has become crucial to compete successfully. Companies can no longer afford to lack Big Data knowledge. Now, with the launch of Big Data Central, they don't have to."


About LucidWorks

LucidWorks transforms the way people access information to enable data-driven business decisions. LucidWorks is the only company that delivers enterprise-grade search development platforms built on the power of Apache Lucene/Solr open source search. Employing one quarter of the Core Committers to the Apache Lucene/Solr project, Lucidworks is the largest supporter of open source search in the industry. LucidWorks Search delivers unmatched scalability to billions of documents, with sub-second query and faceting response time. LucidWorks Big Data tightly integrates key Apache projects needed to build and deploy applications requiring access to multi-structured data.  Customers include AT&T, ADP, 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. LucidWorks' investors include Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Walden International and In-Q-Tel. Learn more about the company at

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