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From Grant Ingersoll <gsing...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Thank you...
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2007 19:04:19 GMT
Hi Cass,

Care to write up a Use Case when you have a few spare cycles?  http:// 
wiki.apache.org/lucene-java/UseCases

-Grant

On Mar 20, 2007, at 4:49 PM, Cass Costello wrote:

> Heh - it used to be in my sig ... my bad.
>
> Thanks, all. :)
>
> http://www.stubhub.com
>
>
> On 3/20/07, bruce <bedouglas@earthlink.net> wrote:
>>
>> hey cass...
>>
>> anyway you could let us know the site/app that we're powering!!!
>>
>> always good to see what's going on in the world!
>>
>> thanks
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Cass Costello [mailto:casspc@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:58 PM
>> To: solr-user@lucene.apache.org; java-user@lucene.apache.org
>> Subject: Thank you...
>>
>>
>> ...to everyone who helps make Lucene and Solr such fantastic tools.
>>
>> I'm the Platform Architect for a leading online event ticket
>> after-marketplace (think eBay for tickets), and we've just  
>> completed a 12
>> month project to rewrite the Browse and Search components of our
>> customer-facing site.  Both rely heavily on Solr and a smattering of
>> custom
>> Lucene API calls throughout the code base.  As of this morning (2  
>> weeks
>> after our final-stage push to production), we've reduced our hardware
>> needs
>> over 50% and have improved page response times by 30-60% as  
>> compared to
>> the
>> old architecture (a mix of very old CF code for the browse pieces,  
>> and a
>> couple GSAs for the seach pages).  More importantly, we've  
>> established new
>> patterns and flex points for future growth, and I have utmost  
>> confidence
>> that we'll be leveraging the Lucene/Solr combo for years to come  
>> as we
>> grow.
>> The devs are proud, the execs are happy, our customers have  
>> noticed the
>> speed improvements, and we all learned many positive lessons along  
>> the
>> way.
>>
>> These forums and various online resources (the Solr wiki first and
>> foremost)
>> have been tremendously helpful.   And so, thank you, all, for  
>> pointing the
>> way to a simpler, faster, better solution for our needs.
>>
>> Cass Costello
>>
>> --
>> A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved  
>> from a
>> simple system that works.
>>   - John Gaule
>>
>>
>
>
> -- 
> A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
> simple system that works.
>  - John Gaule

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Grant Ingersoll
Center for Natural Language Processing
http://www.cnlp.org

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