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Real User
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
Ravi Varsha
Real User
Senior Software Engineer, Search at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 28 2018

What do you think of Solr?

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our search ranking, relevancy, search performance, and user retention.

What is most valuable?

Sharding data Faceting Hit Highlighting Parent-child Block Join and Grouping Multi-mode platform

What needs improvement?

SolrCloud stability, indexing and commit speed, and real-time indexing need improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Encountered issues with both master-slave and SolrCloud. Indexing and serving traffic from same collection has very poor performance. Some components are slow for searching.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

With increased sharding, performance degrades. Merger, when present, is a…


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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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