Big Experience Management? Coping With The Hype Cycle

  • August 17, 2012

There is something really important to consider here; namely that the there is an increasing gap between the what vendors are pushing as important and what real customer use cases actually demand

Oracle-Endeca, HP-Autonomy, and Coveo follow the customer

  • November 7, 2011

Enterprise Search engines can be divided neatly into two categories: those optimized for website search and those optimized for searching across internal information silos. Today the gap between the two is opening ever wider

Another look at the Autonomy IDOL OEM business

  • August 29, 2011

Now that HP has announced its intent to buy Autonomy, the deal has come under a lot of scrutiny.  One area though that few have yet to look at in detail -- and of particular interest to us as buyers' advocates -- is the whole topic of the IDOL search OEM business

Enterprise Search Bloat

  • April 15, 2011

Today I was thinking about search tools -- and adjacent topics such as content/business analytics -- and all the different situations that today's enterprise search engines find themselves involved in

Using Google for Lucene

  • April 11, 2011

As I've noted on this blog many times before, a lot of Google Search Appliance's "features" are actually outside-of-the-box, rather than out-of-the-box. That can present an unpleasant surprise to many Google customers. But ironically, it's also a great advantage to anyone who wants to use

Little Lucid gets big funding for Lucene

  • March 11, 2010

Lucid Imagination, the commercial company that distributes its own certified versions of the open source Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technology, has raised $10 million in Series B funding from a series of venture capital firms

Searching for Terrorists

  • January 8, 2010

What if finding that one bit of information is of vital importance? Well, it may not have been the main story angle of last month's attempted terrorist attack, but we've certainly heard a lot about how good information management might have prevented the attempted airline bombing.

Time to Tame the Apache Menagerie

  • December 8, 2009

Subscribers to our Search and Information Access Research are well aware that we've been increasing our coverage of Apache Lucene lately, in keeping with the phenomenal -- and still growing -- popularity of Apache's well-known open-source search engine

IBM, Lucene, and the future of search

  • November 11, 2009

I've been covering IBM's search technology (for our Search and Information Access Research) for two years now, and I confess that I've never quite totally understood the strategy (if there is one) behind IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition (OYE)

Solr heads for an even sunnier future

  • October 28, 2009

Anyone who's been watching the search space for a while knows that Apache Solr -- the popular open-source search server built on Lucene -- is the elephant in the room for a great many product-selection teams these days. It may be an exaggeration to say that most product-selection discussions begin with

Interest in Lucene continues to accelerate

  • July 14, 2009

A while back, I wrote about our decision to expand our coverage of Apache Lucene for the Search and Information Access Report, based on what seemed like an accelerating rate of adoption of Lucene and related technologies