Solr Review
It has a powerful search syntax we use to find documents with specific attributes, but its memory utilization could be improved.


Valuable Features

We use Solr to index over 600k documents. It's very fast and has been flexible to use. The speed of indexing individual documents has been great. The most valuable feature has been the powerful search syntax that we use to find documents with specific attributes.

Improvements to My Organization

We now have a much more powerful way to search our set of documents and the open source price is right.

Room for Improvement

Memory utilization could be better but it is an industrial strength tool so some overhead is to be expected.

Use of Solution

4 years

Customer Service and Technical Support

N/A - use books and online forums for support.

Other Advice

Doing this again I would look at search as a service solution. The overhead cost of running Solr on a cloud server and the additional storage should be evaluated against something like elasticsearch. Rackspace has not had a search service, but if they did we would consider it.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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