Java SIG Events: Building search with Opensource-Apache Lucene & Solr (March 4, 2008)

1 Mar

Search with opensource (Lucene and Solr)
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM March 4, 2008

4000 Middlefield Rd., RM H-1
Palo Alto, CA


Search is a critical part of any website these days, and you want it to be quick
to implement, high performance and scalable. Apache Solr provides all three features.
It’s an easy to setup, fast text search server based on Apache Lucene. And it
includes replication features to scale to large numbers of users.

The talk will cover what Solr is, and ways to use it. For the second half, we’ll
walk through the steps needed to bring a Solr installation up, and ways to tune
and modify it once it’s running.


Tom Hill founded the SDForum JavaSIG ten years ago as a way of forcing himself
to learn Java. It worked. Since then he’s worked mostly in Java while consulting
and at several startups. Most recently, he implemented the search infrastructure
for, using Apache’s Solr. He’s currently fascinated by the potential
applications of computing clouds like Amazon’s EC2.


Sudhish Rema

Rich Rien

Hien Luu


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