Search Slideshow: Smarter Search with SolrBy David F. Carr | Posted 09-25-2009
Smarter Search with Solr
Taking Advantage of Apache Solr
What Is Solr?
Solr is an open source search engine managed as part of the Apache Lucene project. Lucene is a core Java library for building search applications. Solr is based on Lucene and was originally developed at CNET for use on websites such as CNET Reviews.
Solr in a Nutshell
You add documents to the Solr index via XML over HTTP. You query it via HTTP GET and receive XML results. â¢ Advanced Full-Text Search Capabilities â¢ Optimized for High Volume Web Traffic â¢ Standards Based Open InterfacesXML and HTTP â¢ Comprehensive HTML Administration Interfaces â¢ Server statistics exposed over Java Management Serviceâ¢ Scalability