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Solr

Accelerating Solr App Development

Overview We recently began hosting the Solr search infrastructure for a Sitecore client who was looking for increased search performance and scalability. Naturally, they selected a Solr solution. Our client, a large Australian government entity, would see frequent high bursts of traffic and search activity. Their Sitecore deployment is hosted on Microsoft’s Azure Platform as a […]

Don't be a clown with your Solr relevance

The Clown Problem We recently assisted a client in debugging counter-intuitive search results and improving their Apache Solr relevance.  The client’s search application focuses on retrieval of party-oriented listings such as services available for clowns, magicians, bounce houses etc.  Documents in the party collection include listings for clowns, magicians, face painters, games etc.  The document […]

CDCR Meetup

Come Meetup with us in Chicago!  Our own, Nishant Karve, will be discussing Cross Data Center Replication (CDCR) in Apache Solr 7. We’ll demonstrate the features of CDCR, its potential benefits, use cases and constraints. We will also discuss the do’s and don’ts of CDCR and demonstrate CDCR on AWS. DETAILS Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2018 6:00pm – […]

AWS

Does the Meltdown Patch affect Apache Solr performance? OS patches are available which mitigate the possibility of attacks due to Meltdown and Spectre.  However, there have been some claims [1, 2], that these fixes can significantly hamper application performance.  We wanted to see if there was a performance hit in the case of Solr deployments, […]

Meltdown Spectre Solr

As you may be aware, Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) and Spectre (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715) are some of the most widespread security issues in modern computing history. They affect almost every computer built in the last 10 years. This processor vulnerability is a CPU hardware architecture design issue that affects billions of hardware devices. Through a CPU architecture […]