“Apache Solr is something of a hidden gem in the big data ecosystem, but has developed a reputation for being difficult to set up and operate. Enter Lucidworks Fusion. Fusion not only makes administering your Solr clusters a breeze, but includes connectors to a vast myriad of data sources. Throw in out-of-the-box connectivity with Apache Spark and the ability to build data ingestion and query pipelines, and you have a great option of extending search to all areas of your enterprise.”

“The past year has brought many improvements to Fusion, including connectors for IBM’s Watson AI service, deeper integration of Apache Spark into the platform, and improved handling of time-series data, along with oft-required enterprise features like pluggable SAML authentication.”

Full article in InfoWorld.