Stephen E. Arnold: Major Trends in Discovery Analytics

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Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

Major Trends in Discovery Analytics

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 07:28 PM PDT

Analytics is the newest buzzword in the enterprise. Analytics indicates that that solution is intelligent and agile, and the industry is paying attention. Information Management gives the latest news in the article, “3 Major Trends in New Discovery Analytics.”

After a discussion of visual discovery’s role in data discovery, the author moves on to the second trend:

“The second trend is renewed focus on information discovery (i.e., search) . . . IBM acquired Vivisimo and has incorporated the technology into its PureSystems and big data platform. Microsoft recently previewed its big data information discovery tool, Data Explorer. Oracle acquired Endeca and has made it a key component of its big data strategy. SAP added search to its latest Lumira platform. LucidWorks, an independent information discovery vendor that provides enterprise support for open source Lucene/Solr, adds search as an API and has received significant adoption. There are different levels of search, from documents to social media data to machine data.”

LucidWorks is clearly holding their own among the major players, even huge proprietary companies like IBM and Oracle. And these longstanding commercial solutions are taking note of the real estate that the open source solutions, like LucidWorks, are carving out of their traditional territory. Users are pleased by the low price point, the efficient functionality, and the excellent customer support of LucidWorks and others like it.

Emily Rae Aldridge, August 22, 2013

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