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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 […]

Spatial Solr Plugin 1.0-RC4

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 […]

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. […]

JTeam Technology Matrix: The Stars

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 […]