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Apache Solr: An Introduction

Search is ubiquitous and has become part of our digital life! You open your browser, and it is highly likely that your home page is your preferred search engine. The search engine of your smartphone is just a swipe away. Open an e-commerce web site, and the search box appears right at the center or top of the page. Basically, every portal that has data to expose needs a search engine. This proves how critical a search engine is for an enterprise or a product that it’s building.

Enterprises today have a tremendous amount of information to expose, and this volume will keep growing. It’s nearly impossible and ...

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