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From "Cass Costello" <cas...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Thank you...
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2007 20:49:22 GMT
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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