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Why Managed Solr is Better
than DIY for Solr Infrastructure

For search-based applications, there have typically been two options to develop, manage and maintain a Solr Infrastructure – Do-it-yourself or DIY (or DIY with an agency) or buy it by purchasing a completed solution from a third party.

In this white paper, we’ll do a step-by-step comparison between doing it yourself and using SearchStax Cloud – our managed Solr solution. We review the typical projects you’ll need to take on as part of building a search application, detail the steps, and approximate a level of effort for each one. The significant saving with SearchStax Cloud are eye-opening when you consider everything it takes to achieve high-availability Solr.

SearchStax Cloud FAQs

What is Apache Solr?

Apache Solr is an open-source search platform that provides indexing and search capabilities for web applications and other types of data-driven applications. Solr is built on top of Apache Lucene, which is a high-performance search engine library written in Java.

What is SearchStax Cloud?

SearchStax Cloud is a fully-managed SaaS solution that automates, manages, maintains and scales Solr search infrastructure in public or private clouds.

Core features include:

Core Features

  • High Availability Solr or HA Solr
  • Cloud automation
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Automated backups
  • Disaster recovery options to meet every business need
  • Available on AWS, Azure and Google in over 60 regions
  • On-demand scaling
  • Roles and permissions
What is High Availability Solr?

High availability Solr refers to the ability of a Solr cluster to provide uninterrupted service and access to data even in the face of hardware or software failures.

High availability Solr achieves this by distributing data and processing across multiple nodes in a cluster, so that if one node fails, other nodes can take over its workload seamlessly. In addition, high availability Solr involves configuring redundant hardware, such as multiple servers, power supplies, and network switches, to ensure that the failure of any one component does not bring down the entire system.

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