What’s new in Apache Solr 5.2

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Indexing Performance in Solr 5.2 (now twice as fast)

About this time last year (June 2014), I introduced the Solr Scale Toolkit and published some indexing performance metrics for Solr 4.8.1. Solr 5.2.0 was just released and includes some…
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Query Autofiltering Extended – On Language and Logic in Search

Spock: The logical thing for you to have done was to have left me behind. McCoy: Mr. Spock, remind me to tell you that I’m sick and tired of your…
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Lucidworks Fusion Now Available in AWS Marketplace

While it’s been easy to download and install Fusion on your own machine, we’ve worked with Amazon Web Services to offer it pre-installed on Amazon Machine Images, so it’s even…
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Data Analytics using Fusion and Logstash

Lucidworks Fusion 1.4 now ships with plugins for Logstash. In my previous post on Log Analytics with Fusion, I showed how Fusion Dashboards provide interactive visualization over time-series data, using…
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Efficient Field Value Cardinality Stats in Solr 5.2: HyperLogLog

Following in the footsteps of the percentile support added to Solr’s StatsComponent in 5.1, Solr 5.2 will add efficient set cardinality using the HyperLogLog algorithm. Basic Usage Like most of…
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Integrating Storm and Solr

In this post I introduce a new open source project provided by Lucidworks for integrating Solr and Storm. Specifically, I cover features such as micro-buffering, data mapping, and how to…
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Alert! Alert! Alert! (Implementing Alerts in Lucidworks Fusion)

Lucidworks Fusion includes a fully integrated messaging service and pipeline stages for quickly and easily setting up alerts at both index time and search time.

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Infographic: The Woes of the CIOs

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it – especially when the future relies on it.