Apache Solr

Apache Solr is a popular open source search platform built upon Lucene, a highly successful Java library. It is one of the most popular search platforms for websites because of its ability to index and search for multiple websites and promptly return recommendations for related content, based on the taxonomy of the search query. Because of this feature, Solr is equally famous for enterprise searches as well.

Apache Solr combines with Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Extensible Markup Language (XML) to offer application program interfaces (APIs) for JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Ruby and Python.

Apache Solr

Designed for Scalability and Fault Tolerance, Solr runs as a standalone full-text search server that uses the Lucene Java Search Library for full-text indexing and search. It has JSON APIs and Rest like HTTP/XML which makes it highly usable from some of the most popular programming languages. Solr external configuration and plugin architecture ensures, it can be tailored to suit various kinds of applications without any Java Code.

As revealed by the Apache Lucene Project, Solr offers to organizations several capabilities responsible for its unprecedented popularity within the “SEARCH TEHNOLOGY” domain.

These include:

  • Automated Index Replication
  • Indexing in Near Real-Time
  • Indexing Multiple Searches
  • Server Statistics Logging
  • Automated Failover and Recovery
  • Rich Document Parsing
  • User-Extensible Caching
  • High-Volume Traffic Designing
  • Advanced Full-Text Searching
  • Load-balanced Querying
  • Geospatial Searching including Polygons
  • Schema-less Mode and Schema REST API
  • Extensible through Plugins
  • jQuery, Filter and Document Caching
  • Field Collapsing and Grouping
  • Auto-Suggesting and Streaming
  • Search Result Clustering based on Carrot2
  • Replication to different Solr Servers
  • HTML Administration Interface
  • Full-Text Search and Hit-Highlighting
  • Faceted Search and Dynamic Clustering

At Gunaatita, we use Apache Solr to serve our clients with extensive search capabilities, however it can also be used as a NOSQL database storage with inbuilt web server functions.

Highlights of using APACHE SOLR:

  • Advanced Full-Text Search Capabilities, which include phrases, wildcards, joins, groupings and much more across data types.
  • Tools that help make Application Building easy.
  • Solr Ships with comprehensive and highly responsive administration interfaces, which make it easy to control Solr instances.
  • Access to Metric Data via JMX that help get deeper insights into instances
  • Near Real-Time Indexing that helps adapt to needs fast at the same time simplifying configuration
  • An Extensible Plugin Architecture that makes it easy to plug-in both index and query time plugins.

Gunaatita with its highly experienced team, leverages the power of the Solr to consult clients on indexing documents, putting in queries and receiving desirable binary results. We have the team that has been on this technology for long and have many success credits to our name, making us firm favorites to clients seeking quality services on this technology.

Solr has been going steady for years now as a traditional enterprise search engine operating on top of relational databases and frameworks such as Hadoop. Its new avatar of a Standalone NoSQL Store has garnered a lot of interest due to its various benefits.