LucidWorks Teams with Splunk to Deliver Solr Monitoring Application Strategic Alliance Helps Enterprises Understand More Context in Big Data to Improve Operational Efficiencies and Drive Revenues

SAN FRANCISCO and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, today announced the availability of Solr Monitor App for Splunk Enterprise, the first monitoring app specifically designed to allow companies to analyze and manage the health and availability of their Solr deployments in Splunk software. The solution integrates multi-structured data indexed by Solr directly into Splunk® Enterprise, giving system administrators the ability to look at the intersection of documents, customer records or other unstructured data sources as they relate to machine data. This enables companies to optimize their Solr applications, glean insights from search and usage patterns and spot security concerns to improve end user experiences and derive more business value from data-driven applications.

Demand for enterprise search technology is exploding as businesses worldwide seek to improve competitiveness and investigate usage of search and big data to generate new revenue in today's data-driven economy. The need for robust, flexible search technology is critical.  Lucene/Solr open source search has emerged as a leading solution for enterprises to address this need, with thousands of downloads per day and several thousands of organizations deploying it. This has created a whole new era of data-driven applications.

Solr Monitor App for Splunk Enterprise enriches Splunk Enterprise with pre-defined dashboards, alerts and content to help Splunk users better manage the health and availability of their Solr deployments. The solution delivers rich analytics that provide insight into how users are utilizing search as part of the applications, what they're looking for, where they click, and where searches fail. The solution also provides a NoSQL look-up from Solr to Splunk Enterprise, allowing users to seamlessly enrich machine data in Splunk software with context from other types of enterprise content.

"The integration with LucidWorks and Splunk Enterprise brings the innovation from the broader Apache community to the Splunk platform, allowing organizations to gain valuable, new insights from the machine data captured in their Solr deployments," said Bill Gaylord, senior vice president of business development, Splunk. "Solr Monitor App for Splunk Enterprise provides users with greater visibility and a better way to manage their deployments. At the same time, by correlating data from Solr with machine data in Splunk, organizations can now achieve new levels of operational intelligence."

"LucidWorks is enhancing the Solr experience by combining best-in-class system event management from Splunk with Solr," said Will Hayes, chief product officer at LucidWorks. "Splunk now has the power of the most widely deployed open source enterprise content search platform in the world as part of its solution stack, creating the next generation of machine and unstructured data applications. This application bridges Splunk's machine data with enterprise data in Solr to uncover context and relationships in ways never before possible."

Solr Monitor App for Splunk Enterprise is now available for download on the LucidWorks Marketplace and Splunk Apps.

About LucidWorks

LucidWorks transforms the way people access information to enable data-driven 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.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 6,400 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. Splunk Cloud™ is a service that delivers Splunk Enterprise in the cloud for large-scale production environments. Splunk Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing and running applications in the cloud. Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop is a fully integrated analytics platform for Hadoop that enables everyone in an organization to interactively explore, analyze and visualize historical data in Hadoop.

To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.

LucidWorks, LucidWorks Search and LucidWorks Big Data are registered trademarks of LucidWorks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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