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New Idea Engineering Team Joins LucidWorks

Seasoned Consultants Join Illustrious Team to Meet Exploding Demand for Open Source Enterprise Search Expertise

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LucidWorks, the trusted name in Search, Discovery and Analytics, today announced that New Idea Engineering, a leading search technology consulting company, is now a part of LucidWorks. The New Idea Engineering team will allow LucidWorks to meet the growing demand for search expertise as companies worldwide choose Lucene/Solr to transform mountains of information and big data into invaluable insights that can create tangible business benefits. New Idea Engineering's team, Miles Kehoe, Mark Bennett and Evan Sayer, are joining LucidWorks' engineering and professional services groups, thereby adding high caliber talent to the company's cadre of Apache Lucene/Solr open source search experts.

"At no time in history has enterprise search been so crucial," said Paul Doscher, president and CEO of LucidWorks. "The technology has become a critical ingredient in managing and understanding information in a way that immediately impacts business decisions to create competitive advantage. We're thrilled to have the proven authorities from New Idea Engineering join us in our quest to help customers reap those benefits and meet new data challenges head on. Miles, Mark and Evan bring coveted talent to LucidWorks, adding to a collective knowledge base that far surpasses that of our competitors."

Miles Kehoe and Mark Bennett founded New Idea Engineering in 1996 to focus on the business and technology of search. They bring more than 40 years of collective enterprise search experience to LucidWorks, with deep knowledge across all major commercial search platforms. Kehoe joins as director of professional services where he will oversee a team of high-caliber consultants working side-by-side with LucidWorks customers to successfully implement their mission critical search applications.  Bennett joins the engineering team where his seniority and talent will be leveraged within core engineering projects to further product innovation. Sayer joins professional services as a member of the consulting team reporting directly to Kehoe.

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LucidWorks transforms the way people access data to enable information-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 www.lucidworks.com.

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