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Solr

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In the next few days, SearchStax is releasing a new product line, the “NextGen” Dedicated  Clusters (NDC). This was announced a couple months ago in this blog. Some of our clients found our three-node production systems too pricey, so we responded by bringing out more reliable five-node systems that actually cost less per month — […]

searchstax solr 7.7

We’re pleased to announce that Apache Solr Version 7.7.2 is now available on all SearchStax plans. You can create a new Solr 7.7.2 deployment by signing up for a 14-day free trial account OR by creating a new deployment in your existing account. We made available Solr 7.5 in February. Improvements and Bug Fix highlights […]

Top 10 Solr Best Practices

It is quite straightforward to install Solr on your local machine and load a collection. This is great when you are either testing out the waters or are starting the development phase of your project. When you start getting ready for production, however, you discover how daunting it can actually be. There are many things […]

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SearchStax recently released a REST API for managing Zookeeper Solr Cloud configurations. A set of five API methods lets authorized users create, list, read, download, and delete Solr Cloud configurations remotely. This is part of a larger API that lets SearchStax clients create and configure Solr Cloud deployments procedurally if so desired. In my role […]

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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 […]