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Taming the Solr Dragon

SearchStax has already done much to tame the Solr Dragon. Now the beast is really brought to heel with the new Sitecore-SearchStax connector. Connecting Solr and Sitecore was the last manual part that remained in our Engineer-Build-Integrate-Operate process for Solr best practices. Now even the integration step is automated. And the dragon is fully tamed. […]

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August 26-27, SearchStax will be at SUGCON ANZ 2019, Sitecore’s premier event for the ANZ region. The conference is in Sydney, NSW, at the George St Hilton, where SearchStax is both sponsoring and exhibiting. We can’t wait to meet our customers, partners, and friends from Australia and New Zealand, and have the opportunity to make […]

SearchStax Solr Chinese

Some of our SearchStax clients index websites that use multiple languages. We were recently asked how to enable Solr indexing of Mandarin on a cloud platform. (This post describes indexing Traditional Chinese characters. It is also possible to use Simplified Chinese by following a similar series of steps. Contact us at support@searchstax.com for an example.) […]

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What if you could save most of the hosting cost of your Solr servers when they are underutilized? High-end Solr configurations consist of dozens, sometimes hundreds of nodes. Salesforce, for instance, is rumored to run over 800 Solr nodes. The problem is that search is a highly-volatile consumer of resources, with enormous swings between the […]

We’re pleased to announce that Apache Solr Version 7.5 is now available on all SearchStax plans. You can create a new Solr 7.5 deployment by signing up for a 14-day free trial account OR by creating a new deployment in your existing account. Solr 7.5 highlights include: Enhancements and active development around Autoscaling Policies. Enhancements […]