January 26, 2004

Lucida and Fujitsu Ltd Announce OEM Agreement


Fujitsu OEMs Lucida Insight® as Front-end for new XML Search Engine

Tokyo, Japan - January 26, 2004 - Lucida Inc., www.lucida.com, a leading provider of information orchestration systems, and Fujitsu Ltd today announced an OEM agreement whereby Fujitsu will incorporate Lucida Insight® as the front-end user interface for Fujitsu's new Interstage XML Search, an innovative XML Search System for storing and directly searching large quantities of XML, while completely by-passing the resource-intensive complications of large database schema and index creation, maintenance and migration.

Interstage XML Search uses a revolutionary grid architecture to distribute a query in parallel across a number of inexpensive servers to achieve a performance level normally only seen on the most expensive, high-end database servers. Interstage XML Search simplifies and significantly speeds up large database searches because there are no schemas to create, maintain or migrate; no indices to build or rebuild; while new records can be added at any time, all records are immediately available for searching, and all fields are easily, equally queried. Interstage XML Search's power, simplicity and flexibility make this data warehouse solution ideal for small to medium businesses with large data requirements.

Lucida Insight® serves as the front-end visualization and user interface for Interstage XML Search. Lucida Insight® also provides a user-friendly query wizard which allows the user to easily and quickly create report queries with no SQL scripting or programming required.
"We are pleased to see a company the size and caliber of Fujitsu choose to incorporate Lucida Insight® into their newest software products," said Yasu Toyoshima, Lucida's Chief Executive Officer. "Fujitsu's choice validates the power and flexibility of Lucida Insight® to orchestrate information across the enterprise."



About Lucida


Lucida provides simple yet powerful software solutions for managing business performance. Lucida's flagship product, Lucida Insight® is a Web-based business performance management system, which monitors, reports and instantly alerts you to business-critical problems and opportunities and then provides you with the necessary information-in real time-to optimize business performance. Lucida Insight extracts just the business performance data you need, from across organizational and data source boundaries, and presents it the way you choose to view it.


Headquartered in San Jose, California, Lucida, Inc. is a privately held company. Founded in 2000, Lucida also has an office in Tokyo, Japan, with a presence in Europe and Asia.


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