Who's behind LucidDB? LucidDB is the result of an ongoing effort by a number of different organizations and individuals. It was started as a collaboration between LucidEra, Inc. (a software startup) and The Eigenbase Project (a non-profit organization). Much of the technology was adapted from an earlier venture (Broadbase Software, which produced the industry's first turn-key data mart product). LucidEra acquired the rights to this codebase, integrated it into the pluggable DBMS framework provided by Eigenbase, and contributed the result (LucidDB) back to Eigenbase as open-source software under the terms of the GPL. LucidEra went out of business in June 2009, but Eigenbase sponsorship for the community effort continues, providing project hosting resources such as source control and release management; Eigenbase also oversees coordination with related projects. Most recently, a new company called Dynamo BI has picked up the baton and is commercializing the technology under the name DynamoDB; read the announcement on the mailing list.