July 26, 2013
The Hadoop Summit was held at the end of June in San Jose, California. The event focuses primarily on end users and developers of things built on and around Apache Hadoop open source technology. However, as Hadoop is integrated into more and more software offerings, Hadoop’s reach continues to expand. SmartData Collective offers a good write-up of how Hadoop is making Big Data technology more dynamic. Read more in their article, “Hadoop Summit and Hortonworks Promise to Make Big Data More Engaging.”
The article describes the event:
“Hadoop Summit is the biggest event on the West Coast centered on Hadoop, the open source technology for large-scale data processing. The conference organizers, Hortonworks, estimated that more than 2,400 people attended, which if true would be double-digit growth from last year. Growth on the supplier side was even larger, which indicates the opportunity this market represents. Held in Silicon Valley, the event attracts enterprise customers, industry innovators, thought leaders and venture capitalists.”
The author then goes on to say that among the companies that are making big gains in information discovery with Hadoop are LucidWorks and Microsoft. LucidWorks uses Hadoop in its LucidWorks Big Data offering, which has received quite a bit of attention for its usability and effectiveness.
Emily Rae Aldridge, July 26, 2013
July 22, 2013
The Open Source Convention, OSCON, is being held in Portland, Oregon this week. The program reads like a who’s-who of open source developers and programmers. End users and enterprise managers would do well to pay attention to the news and announcements that come out of this year’s conference. Among the recently announced headliners is Erik Hatcher of LucidWorks. MarketWatch covers the release in their story, “LucidWorks’ Erik Hatcher to Present at OSCON 2013.”
The release begins:
“LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, today announced that Erik Hatcher, senior solutions architect and co-founder of LucidWorks, will present on stage at OSCON 2013. Held in Portland, Ore., OSCON is where developers, innovators, businesspeople and investors come together to further strengthen the relationship between business and the open source community. During his tutorial, Solr Quick Start, Hatcher will explain the fundamentals of Apache Solr.”
LucidWorks is known for attending and supporting various open source trainings and conferences. They have had quite a busy 2013 already. In addition, they support a quarter of the core committers on the Apache Lucene Solr project. LucidWorks product suite is built upon the open source power of Lucene Solr, so not only do they fully support their products, but they also continuously invest in the health of the open source community.
Emily Rae Aldridge, July 22, 2013
July 18, 2013
“The Call for Papers for Lucene/Solr Revolution EU 2013 is now open. Lucene/Solr Revolution is the biggest open source conference dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr. The great content delivered by speakers like you is the heart of the conference. If you are a practitioner, business leader, architect, data scientist or developer and have something important to share, we welcome your submission.”
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The call for papers closes on August 2, 2013, so do not miss you opportunity to contribute to the conference. LucidWorks continues their dedication to open source search development and implementation with their sponsorship of the Lucene Revolution events. In addition to hosting, sponsoring, and attending a variety of conferences and events devoted to open source, LucidWorks also employs over a quarter of the core committers on the Apache Lucene Solr project. Do not miss the opportunity to participate in this exciting international event in a beautiful location, Lucene Revolution EU 2013.
Emily Rae Aldridge, July 18, 2013
July 15, 2013
Lucene Revolution 2013 was a huge success, bringing together a variety of brilliant minds all focused on bringing out the potential of Apache Lucene Solr. LucidWorks is the main sponsor of the recurring event, one of the biggest in the world focused on open source search technology. Now a huge endorsement has come in through the venerable organization, IDC. Read more about their report in the release, “IDC Report on Lucene Solr Revolution 2013.”
The release has this to say about Lucene Revolution 2013:
“The conference produced an amazing set of videos and slides presenting the best thinking on search technology. IDC analyst David Schubmehl recently wrote a report discussing why the Lucene/Solr Revolution Conference 2013 is an excellent example of the increasing maturation and acceptance of open source search technologies within organizations. In this report you will find several examples and case studies of companies and organizations using Lucene/Solr.”
Interested readers can register for free to read the full IDC report. This is just one more way that LucidWorks continues their support of the open source search developer community. European followers should stay tuned for the upcoming Lucene Revolution EU event happening in Dublin in November.
Emily Rae Aldridge, July 15, 2013
July 9, 2013
The Liferay Symposium for 2013 is set for San Francisco October 20th through 22nd. Portals, content management, and web experience will all be featured in this yearly meeting of the expert minds.
The overview of the event states:
“The Liferay Symposium offers solution-focused sessions featuring industry experts and leaders. The event will focus on equipping the Liferay community of developers, technical leaders, and business managers with knowledge and insight into the latest portal technology and use cases.”
The website also provides a really fantastic Justification Toolkit that allows an attendee to calculate their return on investment for attending the event. A call for papers is open as is early registration and team registration. Read more about the agenda and see if attendance would enhance your work with your organization’s enterprise. LucidWorks has been sponsoring events like this throughout 2013, even presenting at many. They understand that training and continuing education is one of the most important steps to staying on top of the latest open source enterprise technologies.
Emily Rae Aldridge, July 9, 2013
July 8, 2013
This spring and summer LucidWorks has been involved in some exciting professional development and training experiences, large and small scale. Another opportunity is coming up as LucidWorks hosts a “Hack Day” for Apache Lucene/Solr in Cambridge, England on July 26, 2013. Read more about the upcoming event on Meetup.com in, “Lucene/Solr Hack Day with Grant Ingersoll of Lucidworks.”
The summary of the event begins:
“We’re very happy to announce we’ll be running a ‘hack day’ based on the Apache Lucene/Solr search engine – a chance for developers using this technology to get together, chat, network and most importantly try out some ideas or projects in a friendly and collaborative environment! Our very special guest will be Grant Ingersoll, Chief Scientist and co-founder of LucidWorks, our US partner – Grant is a Lucene/Solr committer, long standing Apache Foundation member, co-founder of the Apache Mahout project and a renowned information retrieval expert.”
Charlie Hull of Flax is the organizer, a tremendous expert on open source enterprise search in his own right. This is an event not to be missed. Spots are limited, so register for yours today, courtesy of LucidWorks.
Emily Rae Aldridge, July 8, 2013
July 4, 2013
Hadoop Summit began on June 26 in San Jose and the opening day alone brought several exciting announcements. Conference season is a great time for companies to make big announcements and ride the momentum. Andrew Brust for ZD Net covers the opening day festivities in his story, “Hadoop Summit Opening Day Brings Multiple Announcements.”
“Big Data companies love to partner, and release new products, and they especially love to synchronize the announcement of those team-ups and releases with major Big Data conferences. Today is the first day of the 2-day Hadoop Summit conference in San Jose, and several announcements have already come in.”
MapR/Fusion-io and Zettaset/Informatica announced new partnerships, and Couchbase announced a new release. LucidWorks was a major sponsor of the event, as they incorporate Hadoop technology into their product offerings: LucidWorks Search and LucidWorks Big Data. As more and more open source vendors cooperate, the technology just keeps getting better and better, growing by leaps and bounds. Enterprises no longer have a reason to dismiss open source technology – it is here to stay.
Emily Rae Aldridge, July 4, 2013
June 27, 2013
Lucene Revolution EU 2013 is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the open source community this year. In addition to the regular conference line-up, two-day training workshops will precede the conference. One of the course summaries that looks particularly compelling is “Big Data & Solr.”
The course summary states:
“The twenty modules and five labs teach participants about the essential technologies for generating both traditional Solr search indexes and NoSQL/analytics ‘databases’ using Hadoop, Cascading, Cassandra, Mahout and Storm. By the end of the class, students will understand both good and bad use cases for these popular ‘big data’ technologies, and how they can be used to create larger, more sophisticated search and analytics solutions based on Solr. Click here for details and a full course outline.”
Solr 4 is emerging as a major Big Data player due to its NoSQL database capabilities and analytics engine. LucidWorks has built their very successful Big Data solution based on Apache Lucene Solr. In fact, LucidWorks is the major sponsor of Lucene Revolution, continuing their ongoing dedication to open source technology and development. Do not miss Lucene Revolution EU 2013, and if time allows, make sure and attend one of the workshops beforehand.
Emily Rae Aldridge, June 27, 2013
June 26, 2013
The article FiRe Conference Names Attensity a FiRe 2013 FiReStarter on Mexico Tecnologia refers to the 11th annual Future in Review (FiRe) tech conference. It features roundtable conversations that often involve audience participation and an excellent opportunity to network. The honor of being named a FiReStarter company is based on Attensity’s innovation in customer analytics. The President and CEO Kirsten Bay stated,
“By leveraging our deep understanding of real-time information and data flow, Attensity is creating the next generation of corporate intelligence that will transform the vast sea of data into knowledge,” said Kirsten Bay, President and CEO. Future in Review is an annual gathering of world-class thought leaders in technology and economics, convened each year with the goals of providing the best look forward in these fields, and of using technology to solve major world challenges.”
Keeping technology current and able to meet the difficulties posed by today’s problems (at home and abroad) are the goals of FiRe, as well as functioning as a platform for new ideas. The 2013 theme, Digitizing the Planet includes National Medal of Science recipient Leroy Hood as an opening night speaker, Patrick Hogan, head of NASA World Wind, breakthrough stem cell researcher Tony Blau and Oracle President Mark Hurd.
Chelsea Kerwin, June 26, 2013
June 24, 2013
LucidWorks continues their round of open source developer support and training during this conference season. Their next appearance is at the Hadoop Summit to take place in San Jose on June 26th and 27th.
Read about LucidWorks and their relationship with Hadoop on the Hadoop Summit Sponsors page:
“LucidWorks, the trusted name in Search, Discovery and Analytics, transforms the way people access information to enable data-driven decisions. Leveraging technology built on Apache Lucene/Solr open source search, LucidWorks delivers unmatched stability, scalability, and time-to-delivery for search applications. LucidWorks Search provides ease of use development to access documents with sub-second query and faceting response time. LucidWorks Big Data tightly integrates Apache projects to build and deploy applications providing ubiquitous access to data trapped inside Hadoop.”
LucidWorks is a longstanding supporter of the open source developer community. Their architecture is built on Apache Lucene Solr, but as Big Data continues to expand, partnerships are of growing importance. The massive storage capability of Hadoop pairs well with LucidWorks’ master of Solr search. It is a proven winning combination for customers of either LucidWorks solution.
Emily Rae Aldridge, June 24, 2013