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SearchStax Solr Sitecore Connection

The last few weeks, our development and documentation teams have made it really easy to connect Sitecore and Solr. I want to share a one-minute video that demonstrates how easy we’ve made the process. It’s not that connecting the two technologies ever was extraordinarily complicated, it’s just that the steps were numerous, sometimes requiring a […]

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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A Solr administrator can make a single-character configuration error that issues no warning but causes delayed failures as the project matures. These issues are not easily diagnosed from their symptoms. One of these sensitive areas has to do with misconfigured Solr “replicas.” This post will examine the most common reasons behind replica issues and how […]

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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 […]

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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 […]