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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 […]

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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 […]

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.) […]

We are introducing new type of cluster plans, code named NextGen Cluster Plans. The NextGen Dedicated Clusters use twin Apache Solr Servers matched with three independent ZooKeeper VMs. A typical NextGen cluster, therefore, has five servers. These plans are not only architecturally better, they are also more affordable. More details on the architectural benefits are […]

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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 — […]