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Cloud search as a service for Windows Azure



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Lucid Imagination reports LucidWorks Cloud, a full cloud service version of its LucidWorks Enterprise platform, is being offered as a search-as-a-service product in Microsoft’s Windows Azure Marketplace.

Architected for developers, LucidWorks Cloud is an extensible Solr distribution offering security, abstraction and pre-built connectors for enterprise data sources. Features of LucidWorks Cloud include:

  • a user interface designed to make Apache Lucene/Solr innovation easier to consume and more adaptable to change;
  • independent creation and management of multiple search;
  • configurable index and query settings, fields, stop words and synonyms for each collection;
  • built-in support for Hadoop, SharePoint and traditional online content types;
  • an open connector framework available to customize access to other data sources;
  • a REST API to automate and integrate search as a service with an application;
  • dashboard for infrastructure administration, monitoring and reporting; and
  • 24x7 monitoring by Lucid Development Operations ensuring minimum downtime.

LucidWorks Cloud search as a service is available from Lucid Imagination, the Microsoft’s Windows Azure Marketplace and from the Windows Azure site.


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