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. […]
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 […]
Good, solid language analysis is a very important asset for the quality of your search results. It is one of the features that for instance Microsoft Fast and Endeca are using as one of their unique selling points. However, you can get the same powerful analysis when using Apache Solr to implement your search.
I am pleased to announce the latest release of our Spatial Solr Plugin, v1.0-RC4. This release is a backwards compatible with RC3, and contains the following changes: PDF documentation has been improved to remove inconsistencies in request parameter and source code package names SpatialFilter now includes hashCode and equals implementations, facilitating storage of the filter […]
August last year, we announced the new Dutch Lucene User Group with the intention to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and discussions for the Lucene community in The Netherlands. Obviously, beyond setting up a dedicated website for that, the main activity of this usergroup should be in the form of periodic meetups. Unfortunately it […]
JTeam has always prided itself on being at the forefront of custom software development and exceeding customer expectations. This has been further confirmed with the release of the most voted for features for Apache Solr 1.5, the next version to be developed.
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. […]
Signup now for the 3 day official Introduction to Apache Solr training, now available in Amsterdam! Introduction to Solr is a 3 day instructor-led hands-on in-classroom training course, written by the engineers who helped write the Lucene/Solr code and led by JTeam’s certified trainers. The objective of this course is to provide you with real […]
In a number of search projects that I have done using Lucene and Solr there was a lot of almost identical data. From a user perspective, when searching the first result pages were full of documents that look very similar, for instance getting a full page of the same car model, where only the edition […]
In Alef’s previous blog entry about the JTeam Technology Matrix, he explained the basic idea of using a BCG-matrix to classify technologies. In this blog entry I’ll focus on the ‘Star’ section of our current matrix and highlight some of the technologies that are currently in there. Star technologies are the technologies that bring us […]