May 18, 2023
SearchStax is excited to announce full Solr 9 support for Dedicated Deployments in all available Cloud regions.
Solr 9 is the Apache community’s ninth major release of their Lucene based search engine. If you’re wondering why you should move to this latest release, Solr 9 has several new features that might be of interest to you, including performance improvements and security updates. Most significantly, Solr 9 comes with support for Regular Expression (RegEx) queries as well as better support for more complex search queries. Specifically, Dense Vector “Neural” Search has been introduced for advanced information retrieval projects.
Now that you know what you can expect when making the switch to Solr 9, it’s important to understand when you should upgrade. You’ll want to make sure that it meets the specific needs of your project, and you’ll also want to think about whether or not it will be compatible with existing assets like content management systems or third-party integrations, as well as how any potential downtime during the upgrade process could impact your users.
Here are a few common scenarios in which we would strongly recommend upgrading to Solr 9:
Some frequently asked questions are answered about version upgrade paths in our Help Center, but if you feel like you’re ready to upgrade now, check with your Customer Success Manager or file a support ticket to learn how to upgrade your existing SearchStax deployments to Solr 9.
To read even more about the additional features and changes in Solr 9, check out the Apache Solr release notes.