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Scaling Apache Solr by Hrishikesh Vijay Karambelkar

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Practical use cases for Apache Solr

Publicly there are plenty of public sites who claim the use of Apache Solr as the server. We are listing a few here, along with how Solr is used:

  • Instagram: Instagram (a Facebook company) is one of the famous sites, and it uses Solr to power its geosearch API
  • WhiteHouse.gov: The Obama administration's website is inbuilt in Drupal and Solr
  • Netflix: Solr powers basic movie searching on this extremely busy site
  • Internet archive: Search this vast repository of music, documents, and video using Solr
  • StubHub.com: This ticket reseller uses Solr to help visitors search for concerts and sporting events.
  • The Smithsonian Institution: Search the Smithsonian's collection of over 4 million items

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