Chapter 1. Introduction to Solr

This chapter covers

  • Characteristics of data handled by search engines
  • Common search engine use cases
  • Key components of Solr
  • Reasons to choose Solr
  • Feature overview

With fast-growing technologies such as social media, cloud computing, mobile applications, and big data, these are exciting, and challenging, times to be in computing. One of the main challenges facing software architects is handling the massive volume of data consumed and produced by a huge, global user base. In addition, users expect online applications to always be available and responsive. To address the scalability and availability needs of modern web applications, we’ve seen a growing interest in specialized, nonrelational data storage ...

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