Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time: 10:00am Pacific Time

Lucene/Solr 4 is a ground breaking shift from previous releases. Solr 4.0 dramatically improves scalability, performance, reliability, and flexibility. Lucene 4 has been extensively upgraded. It now supports near real-time (NRT) capabilities that allow indexed documents to be rapidly visible and searchable. Additional Lucene improvements include pluggable scoring, much faster fuzzy and wildcard querying, and vastly improved memory usage.

The improvements in Lucene have automatically made Solr 4 substantially better. But Solr has also been considerably improved and magnifies these advances with a suite of new “SolrCloud” features that radically improve scalability and reliability.

In this Webinar, you will learn:

  • What are the Key Feature Enhancements of Lucene/Solr 4, including the new distributed capabilities of SolrCloud
  • How to Use the Improved Administrative User Interface
  • How Sharding has been improved
  • What are the improvements to GeoSpatial Searches, Highlighting, Advanced Query Parsers, Distributed search support, Dynamic core management, Performance statistics, and searches for rare values, such as Primary Key


Erik Hatcher – Lucene/Solr Committer and PMC member
Erik Hatcher is the co-author of “Lucene in Action” as well as co-author of “Java Development with Ant”. Erik has been an active member of the Lucene community, a leading Lucene/Solr committer, member of the Lucene/Solr Project Management Committee, member of the Apache Software Foundation as well as a frequent invited speaker at various industry events. Erik earned his B.S. in Computer Science from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

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