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 Damiano Braga and Praneet Mhatre’s session on how Trulia uses Thoth and Solr for real-time monitoring and analysis.

Managing a large and diversified Solr search infrastructure can be challenging and there is still a lack of good tools that can help monitor the entire system and help the scaling process. This session will cover Thoth: an open source real-time Solr monitor and search analysis engine that we wrote and currently use at Trulia. We will talk about how Thoth was designed, why we chose Solr to analyze Solr and the challenges that we encountered while building and scaling the system. Then, we will talk about some Thoth useful features like integration with Apache ActiveMQ and Nagios for real-time paging, generation of reports on query volume, latency, time period comparisons and the Thoth dashboard. Following that, we will summarize our application of machine learning algorithms and its results to the process of query analysis and pattern recognition. Then we will talk about the future directions of Thoth, opportunities to expand the project with new plug-ins and integration with Solr Cloud.

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Damiano is part of the search team at Trulia where he also helps managing the search infrastructure and creating internal tools to help the scaling process. Prior to Trulia, he studied and worked for the University of Ferrara (Italy) where he completed his Master Degree in Computer science Engineering.
Praneet works as a Data Mining Engineer on Trulia’s Algorithms team. He works on property data handling algorithms, stats and trends generation, comparable homes and other data driver projects at Trulia. Before Trulia, he got his Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from VJTI, India and his Masters in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.

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