Come join us at the Open Source Search Conference on Oct. 1-2 in Chantilly, VA.  Lucidworks will be delivering both a tutorial and a conference talk.  Here are the details:

  • Tomás Fernández Löbbe will be teaching a half-day “Introduction to SolrCloud” tutorial (both in the morning and afternoon, whichever best fits your schedule)
  • I’ll be presenting a short conference session on “Solr 4”

The SolrCloud tutorial abstract:

Learn how Solr advances its capabilities in release 4.0 with the addition of “SolrCloud”. In this session, you will learn how to use SolrCloud to transform your existing Solr application into a highly scalable, fault tolerant solution with distributed indexing and search capabilities. You will see demonstrations of SolrCloud in action, learn how to configure and tune your own cluster, and gain practical experience with hands-on labs – guided by a SolrCloud expert. Learn how Solr 4.0 can be used as a NoSQL store, how to do near real time search at scale, and all the tricks of the trade for maintaining your cluster over the long term. Whether you’re looking to build a 5 node cluster or a 100 node cluster, this session will put you on your way to becoming an expert in SolrCloud configuration, scaling, monitoring and tuning.

And the Solr 4 talk abstract:

Solr 4.0 dramatically improves scalability, performance, and flexibility.  An overhauled Lucene underneath sports near real-time (NRT) capabilities allowing indexed documents to be rapidly visible and searchable. Lucene’s improvements also include pluggable scoring, much faster fuzzy and wildcard querying, and vastly improved memory usage. These Lucene improvements automatically make Solr much better, and Solr magnifies these advances with “SolrCloud.” SolrCloud enables highly available and fault tolerant clusters for large scale distributed indexing and searching. There are many other changes that will be surveyed as well. This talk will cover these improvements in detail, comparing and contrasting to previous versions of Solr.

To register for the tutorial and conference, visit and use the promo code of “hatcher12” for 25% off and the chance to win a Kindle Fire!