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Senior Search Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to perform a natural language search. That is helpful because users tend to use natural language when doing research.

How has it helped my organization?

Our users are now able to find ETFs and their documents that are scattered across different repositories. It is proven because we have a consistent 80% of users who are using the application every… more»

What needs improvement?

The performance for this solution, in terms of queries, could be improved. Improvements with the backend and capability could be made so that it is easier for the engineers to maintain it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The only costs in addition to the standard licensing fees are related to the hardware, depending on whether it is cloud-based, or on-premise.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did use a previous solution, but we switched in order to cut costs and have more flexibility over the solution.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anyone interested in implementing this solution is to make sure that somebody who is experienced with this product is on the team. It is best to get mistakes out of the way early. This is… more»

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Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.
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