by Eric Gries
The data and content whirlwind continues unabated, with total data volume doubling every 18 months and more forms and formats every day, as end users and organizations alike continue to demand better search technology. Now the Lucene Revolution has arrived, freeing end users and organizations to harness the content whirlwind with better, faster, more scalable and effective search apps and search-enabled services. More and more enterprises are breaking the bonds of commercial proprietary software lock-in, scaling up on open source Lucene/Solr search technology. Thousands are betting their business on the promise and the results delivered by the community innovation engine for disruptive competitive advantage. We'll look at how cutting edge developers, thought leaders, and market makers who have found the search they've been looking for, are driving the Lucene Revolution around the world. In addition we'll discuss what's needed to take open source search to the next level and continue the dramatic rate of adoption to more enterprises and users.
7th–8th October 2010