In this chapter, we will learn about SolrCloud. We will look at the architecture of SolrCloud and understand the problems it addresses. We will look at how it can be used to address scalability issues. We will also set up SolrCloud along with a separate setup for central configuration management known as ZooKeeper. We will look at the advanced sharding options available with SolrCloud, memory management issues, and monitoring options. We will also evaluate SolrCloud as a NoSQL storage system.
The major topics that will be covered in this chapter are: