Jul. 21, 2020

Tom Humbarger


4 min. read

SearchStax Cloud has been selected by more than 600 customers across the globe to manage their Solr deployments. 

Our customers have a variety of reasons why they select SearchStax to provision, manage and scale their Solr search infrastructure, and here are their top 6 reasons.

1. Mission Critical Applications Where Performance and High Availability are Important

When you have a mission critical application that must be performant and available 24×7, you need a solution partner with the expertise and experience to architect and manage a highly available solution for your Solr infrastructure with a solid foundation of multi-node clusters, cross region backups and disaster recovery with CDCR. In addition, you want all of these features backed by a service level agreement (SLA) for support and uptime commitments.

“We needed a Solr Service on Azure that’s fast and always available for our high traffic Sitecore site. We also didn’t want to have to utilize our engineers to manage and support our search infrastructure.” CTO, Jellyfish

2. Speed to Market is Essential

You have a project where speed is essential and you don’t have the time to worry about how to set up and configure Solr search for your project. This is when you engage a solution partner like SearchStax to quickly set up and manage your Solr infrastructure to get to market quicker and more efficiently.

“We had a short timeline and some very lofty goals to achieve, and a key player in providing expertise and guiding the technical implementation of the project.” Architect, Allstate

3. Focus Developers on Value-added Activities

Your developers probably have the expertise to set up, provision, manage and support Solr, but is this the best use of their time? By working with SearchStax, your team can focus on value-added activities like improving the customer experience while you let SearchStax apply our expertise and automation to set up and manage the Solr infrastructure.

“Since we’ve moved to SearchStax, we’ve had 100% uptime for Solr and our dev team has been spending time building new features as opposed to spending time on keeping the service running.” CEO, Liv360

4. Lack of Solr Expertise

Your team does not provision or set up Solr search infrastructure very often or you’re not sure if they have the expertise to architect a solution to meet your business needs. This is when you want to engage a solution partner like SearchStax to augment your team with our Solr experts.

“The team at SearchStax is awesome! They have a blend of technical depth and the ability to understand the business needs to help achieve project success.” Senior Engineer, Fortune 500 Company

5. Scalability with Flexibility

If you want the ability to easily scale your Solr infrastructure up and down as needed and you want to do that in an automated way, SearchStax Managed Solr gives you both scalability and flexibility you need to efficiently get the job done. This flexibility will save you money in the long run as you can add capacity as needed instead of overdesigning a solution from the beginning.

“Stability, performance, and availability have all been top notch even as we’ve seen data grow 100% every month. It’s been great to use SearchStax as they’ve allowed us to focus on the things we really care about – creating great products and finding more customers!” President, TrackDrive

6. Future Proofing and Extensibility

With SearchStax, you can be confident that your solution is designed and built to be “future-proofed”. We will make sure that your Solr infrastructure is regularly maintained and updated as needed to keep up with underlying changes in Solr and cloud technology. You also have the ability to extend the functionality of your solution with customizations to bring in other technologies using APIs and Webhooks to ensure your infrastructure continues to meet your business needs.

“SearchStax is the ideal Solr-as-a-Service platform. It stays up to date with Solr, let’s you write your own plugins, while providing tremendous support.” Architect, University of Michigan Health System

Whatever your reason, SearchStax Solr-as-a-Service delivers a highly available and performant Solr infrastructure to enable you to move faster and do more with less.

What are 6 Reasons to Use SearchStax Cloud to Manage Solr?
  1. Mission Critical Applications Where Performance and High Availability are Important
  2. Speed to Market is Essential
  3. Speed to Market is Essential
  4. Lack of Solr Expertise
  5. Scalability with Flexibility
  6. Scalability with Flexibility

By Tom Humbarger

Senior Product Marketing Manager

“…search should not only be for those organizations with massive search budgets.”

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