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Enterprise Search using Solr and Lucene

The Enterprise Search market has long been dominated by commercial vendors and their products (e.g. Autonomy and Fast). We at JTeam feel that this era is finally over. At least for certain customers and requirements, there is finally a good Open Source alternative: Apache Solr, which is the Enterprise Search server based on Apache Lucene. […]

Searching your Java CMS using Apache Solr: Introduction

All Content Management Systems (CMS) provide the capability for users to search the content and browse the result. However, commonly this functionality turns out to be insufficient. This can be either because you want to allow users to search over multiple sources (the content repository, but also some external system) and combine the result. Or […]

A new and improved Spatial Solr

A new and improved Spatial Solr

Introducing the Solr Spatial Plugin What do a directory services company, a wholesaler of bathroom fittings,  a social events guide, an oceanographic data centre and the pan-European library initiative have in common? They all need to offer their clients the ability to search and filter results within a flexible geographic area, defined by the user. […]

Geo-Location Search with Solr and Lucene

Geo-Location Search with Solr and Lucene

Like many people, I use Google Maps to find businesses near my house. This kind of search differs considerably from usual free text searches since I’m no longer just asking for companies that include the phrase pizza, I’m also asking for companies that are near a certain point. This functionality has until recently been found […]