Using Lucene/Solr to Surface the Big Data of Social Media Meetup
Presenter: Glenn Engstrand, from Zoosk, and Chris Hostetter from Lucid Imagination
- 6:00 Door Open: Pizza and Beer
- 6:30 Chris Hostetter, LucidWorks
Chris is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation, and serves on the Lucene Project Management Committee. Prior to joining LucidWorks in 2010 to work full time on Solr development, he spent 11 years as a Principal Software Engineer for CNET Networks thinking about searching "structured data" that was never as structured as it should have been.
- 7:00 Open Announcements (short & sweet!)
- 7:05 Glenn Engstrand, Zoosk
Using Lucene/Solr to Surface the Big Data of Social Media
Although you need Big Data to effectively implement a large scale social media solution, Hadoop is not always the right tool. This implementation description details how Zoosk is using Solr/Lucene as a NoSql solution to meet the near real-time Big Data needs of a social news feed in its evolution into a Romantic Social Network.
- 8:00 Networking & finishing the last of the beer.