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From Jordon Saardchit <>
Subject Re: Lucandra - Any experiences?
Date Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:01:57 GMT
I also would be thoroughly interested in hearing the viewpoints from any lucandra users.  Its
a model we've been considering for some time now.  Our only reluctance is the lack of point
of views from the community.  Good or bad, i'd love to hear experiences with it.


On Aug 23, 2010, at 12:21 PM, Michel Nadeau wrote:

> Hi,
> we are currently considering to switch from Lucene + Cassandra to *Lucandra*,
> mainly for the following reasons:
> * Ability to have many threads writing in the same index at the same time;
> * Live results without the need to close/re-open the index reader;
> * Easy scaling to many nodes thanks to Cassandra's scaling abilities;
> * Possibility to boost Lucene's sorting abilities by using many Cassandra
> ColumnFamilies;
> * No mismatch between data in Lucene and Cassandra (when used separately).
> We were told that Lucandra is ready to be used in a production system and
> that we would have access to all the Lucene features we're currently using
> (wildcard searches, ranges, pagination, sort, filters); but we couldn't find
> any big success stories about Lucandra - that's why I'm writing here today!
> So if you or someone you know worked on a project using Lucandra (especially
> systems involving a lot of data because we have millions and millions and
> millions of documents to deal with), please let me know: I'm very interested
> to get feedback about your experiences.
> Thanks,
> Mike

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