Podcast: Large Scale Solr Deployment at AOL
This week, the SolrCluster team is joined by Rishi Easwaran from the AOL Mail Team. AOL has been known for their large-scale Solr deployment, with over 150B documents and 1.2B searches per day. Rishi shares AOL’s reasons for choosing Solr for mail search, an overview of their multicore architecture before migrating to SolrCloud, and their new hybrid SolrCloud architecture, its performance, scalability, cost benefits, and lessons learned throughout the process. Read More...
Podcast: Steve Rowe, What’s New in Solr
Steve Rowe, Lucene/Solr Committer, PMC Member and Lucidworks Sr. Engineer, joins the SolrCluster team for a follow up discussion to the webinar he was recently featured in. Steve talks about how Solr 4 has evolved since its release in 2012, some of the major features and changes in 4.7, 4.8 and 4.9, and the trajectory of future Solr releases. Steve also gives insight into what he’s been working on for Lucidworks, side projects he’s involved in and what he's excited about. Read More...
Podcast: Tim Potter on the Solr Scale Toolkit
This week, we have Tim Potter, Senior Engineer at LucidWorks, Solr Committer and co-author of Solr in Action, back on the show. Tim shares with us his experience working with Solr at scale, and what led to the recent development of the Solr Scale Toolkit. The Solr Scale Toolkit is an open source project, sponsored by LucidWorks, which provides tools and guidance for deploying and managing SolrCloud in cloud-based platforms such as Amazon EC2. Read More...