As we countdown to the annual Lucene/Solr Revolution conference in Austin this October, we’re highlighting talks and sessions from past conferences. Today, we’re highlighting Sematext’s Rafał Kuć’s session about Solr Anti-Patterns. Be sure to catch his talk at this year’s conference: Large Scale Log Analytics with Solr.

Through his work as a consultant and software engineer, Rafał has seen multiple patterns in how Solr is used and how it should be used. We usually say what should be done, but we don’t talk and point out what shouldn’t be done. This talk will point out common mistakes and roads that should be avoided at all costs. This session will not only to show the bad patterns, but also show the differences before and after.

The talk is divided into three major sections:

  1. General configuration pitfalls that people are used to making. We will discuss different use cases showing the proper path that one should take
  2. We will focus on data modeling and what to avoid when making your data indexable. Again, we will see real life use cases followed by the guidance around how to handle them properly
  3. Finally, we will talk about queries and all the juicy mistakes made when it comes to searching for indexed data

Each shown use case will be illustrated by the before and after analysis – we will see the metrics changes, so the talk will not only bring pure facts, but hopefully know-how worth remembering. ”

Full deck available on SlideShare:

lucenerevolution-avatarBe sure to catch Rafał’s talk – Large Scale Log Analytics with Solr – at Lucene/Solr Revolution 2015, the biggest open source conference dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr on October 13-16, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Come meet and network with the thought leaders building and deploying Lucene/Solr open source search technology. Full details and registration…