TechCrunch has a story on Palantir today.   It sounds like a great product, but everything that they describe as a Palantir capability, Lumen can do too, and at a fraction of the price.   For example: “Detectives love the type of information it [Palantir] provides. They can now do things that we could not do before. They can now exactly see great information and the links between events and people.”  Or this one:  “Users do not have to use SQL queries or employ engineers to write strings in order to search…Instead, natural language is used to query data and results are returned in real-time.”  Again, check!

If this sounds like something you need, but you can’t afford Palantir’s seven-figure price tag, then Lumen is worth a look.