Solr Overview

Solr is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Search as a Service vendors. It is most often compared to Azure Search: Solr vs Azure Search

What is Solr?
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.
Solr Buyer's Guide

Download the Solr Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: February 2021

Solr Customers
eHarmony, Sears, StubHub, Best Buy, Instagram, Netflix, Disney, AT&T, eBay, AOL, Bloomberg, Comcast, Ticketmaster, Travelocity, MTV Networks

Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Solr pricing:
  • "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."

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Senior Search Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
May 29, 2019
The Natural Language Search capability is helpful and intuitive for our users

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to enable content search for the enterprise.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the ability to perform a natural language search."
  • "The performance for this solution, in terms of queries, could be improved."

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 an infinitely scalable product with state-of-the-art technology, and the value of Natural Language Search is tremendous. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Data Scientist at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jul 11, 2020
Good indexing and decent stability, but requires more documentation

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution in the telecommunications industry.

Pros and Cons

  • "One of the best aspects of the solution is the indexing. It's already indexed to all the fields in the category. We don't need to spend so much extra effort to do the indexing. It's great."
  • "It does take a little bit of effort to use and understand the solution. It would help us a lot if the solution offered up more documentation or tutorials to help with training or troubleshooting."

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with the company. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
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