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Lucene Revolution Attendees Find More Uses for Search on Day Two #lucenerev

lucidLogosmall.png Day two has wrapped-up here in San Francisco at Lucid Imagination's (news, site) Lucene Revolution event. I can honestly say I’ve never seen so many computational linguists in a single location. Before lunch, Lucid Imagination managed to squeeze in eight sessions, a panel and a keynote address -- all about search. Didn’t know there was that much to discuss? Maybe you should consider attending next year.

Lucene Revolution Day 2: It's About All Data, Big & Small #lucenerev

Today is day two of Lucid Imagination’s (news, site) two-day conference, Lucene Revolution in San Francisco. Lucid Imagination, provider of commercial products and services for Apache Lucene and Solar, has managed to attract nearly 500 participants from all over the globe to learn, review case studies and network with their peers about the widely used open source search solution. The second day kicked off with a discussion of extracting value from data big and small.

Lucene Revolution Day 1: Searching for the Value of Certification #lucenerev

lucidLogosmall.pngDay one of Lucid Imagination’s (news, site) 2011 Lucene Revolution has concluded. Lucene Revolution is the only conference dedicated to the popular Apache Lucene/Solr projects. This is the second year the conference takes place in the U.S., and interest in attending the open-source enterprise search fest continues to grow -- like the data it interrogates.

Half of Software Purchases In the Next Five Years Will be Open Source #osbc

Today is the second day of the Computer World Open Source Business conference and it's big. No really, it's big. The four main topic areas: Big Data, Big Cloud, Big Legal Problems and Big Money. The conference is being held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco.

Lucid Offers Lucene Certification

lucid_imagination_logo.jpgDevelopers seeking to demonstrate their mad skills in Apache Solr/Lucene (news, site) Search now have something new to do other than stay up at night playing first person shooters on XBox 360. Lucid Imagination (news, site) is offering the first Lucene certification -- and it's free for a few Lucene Revolution attendees.

Nuxeo Releases DAM with Combined Content Repository

nuxeo_logo_2009.jpgNuxeo (newssite) is having a busy week with content management goodies. The company has gotten approval for its content repository, dubbed Apricot, and now it's announced a point release of its open source document assessment management (DAM) product over at the corporate blog.

Eclipse Foundation Accepts Nuxeo's Content Repository Proposal, Nicknames it Apricot

Nuxeo (news, site) has announced that its content repository technology, has been approved and will soon be provisioned by the Eclipse Foundation (news, site). The project even has a new, much tastier nickname than the official Eclipse Enterprise Content Repository Project -- Apricot -- and it's just in time for summer.

PHP Fog Offers PHP Developers a Cloud Platform

PHP Fog Offers PHP Developers a Cloud Platform It’s been a busy month in the cloud. PHP Fog has announced the general availability of its PHP PaaS joining Red Hat’s OpenShift multi-language PaaS announcement.

Lily Brings Big Data to Content Management

lily-long-logosmall.pngThere is another new entrant to the Hadoop market. Belgium-based Outerthought has announced its repository for big data and content management, Lily. The company is simultaneously launching its commercial services, but has decided to play nice by supporting Cloudera’s (news, site) Distribution including Hadoop (CDH).

Liferay/MuleSoft Integration Provides Low-Cost Enterprise Java Alternative

liferay_logo.png Open source portal provider Liferay (news, site) has announced a partnership with MuleSoft, maker of open source Mule ESB and MuleSoft TCat Server, a value-added distribution of Apache Tomcat. Liferay is now offering a Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition (EE) bundle with Tcat Server pre-installed and the all-important end-to-end support from one company. The move positions Liferay as an attractive lightweight, open source, middleware platform alternative to expensive enterprise solutions.

Nuxeo Takes Open Source Document Management to Amazon's S3 Cloud

It's been a busy month for Nuxeo, provider of the open source Nuxeo Document Management platform. The lastest update includes the ability to wire your Enterprise CMS repository into Amazon's S3 cloud storage service. Read on for details.

QMetry, JasperSoft Deliver More Intelligent Test Management

qmetryLogo.jpgWhat, the good ol' TIP, test in production, methodology isn’t good enough anymore? Apparently not. QMetry, provider of test case management solutions, and open source business intelligence platform provider Jaspersoft (news, site) announced integration of JasperReports Server Professional into the testing platform. The combined solution will allow organizations to actually see if developers are really “almost done” with that last round of code changes.

Tying Google Search into Nuxeo Enterprise CMS

nuxeo_logo_2009.jpg Open source enterprise content management (ECM) vendor Nuxeo announced the Nuxeo GSA Connector that enables Google Search Appliance to index and search content stored in the Nuxeo Document Management platform. Organizations using Nuxeo and Google’s search appliance can now have the ECM content in same search results as other content indexed by search appliance and actually get closer to living up to the “enterprise search” moniker.

Cloudera CDH3: Hadoop Distributions, All the Cool Kids are Doing It

clouderaLogosmall.jpgThe exponential growth of data created by social media, location sensors and other Web 2.0-style interactions has driven the emergence and growth of solutions to manage “big data” efficiently. Uber-fast MapReduce-based tools, such as Apache’s Hadoop, have emerged as some of the most popular. Data enthusiasts will be excited that Cloudera (news, site), commercial provider of Hadoop products, services, support and training, has finally announced the general availability of its own Hadoop distribution: Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop version 3 (CDH3) -- makes data processing short, but apparently product names, not so much.

EchoSign, SugarCRM Allow Signing in the Cloud #scon11

SugarCRM_logo.gifOccasionally, even those operating in the cloud have to concern themselves with real-world trivialities such as signing legal contracts. EchoSign and SugarCRM (news, site) just made that a little easier for their users.

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