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From Jan Høydahl / Cominvent <>
Subject Re: Is Solr right for our project?
Date Tue, 28 Sep 2010 01:06:52 GMT
Solr will match this in version 3.1 which is the next major release.
Read this page: for feature descriptions
Coming to a trunk near you - see

Jan Høydahl, search solution architect
Cominvent AS -

On 27. sep. 2010, at 17.44, Mike Thomsen wrote:

> (I apologize in advance if I missed something in your documentation,
> but I've read through the Wiki on the subject of distributed searches
> and didn't find anything conclusive)
> We are currently evaluating Solr and Autonomy. Solr is attractive due
> to its open source background, following and price. Autonomy is
> expensive, but we know for a fact that it can handle our distributed
> search requirements perfectly.
> What we need to know is if Solr has capabilities that match or roughly
> approximate Autonomy's Distributed Search Handler. What it does it
> acts as a front-end for all of Autonomy's IDOL search servers (which
> correspond in this scenario to Solr shards). It is configured to know
> what is on each shard, which servers hold each shard and intelligently
> farms out queries based on that configuration. There is no need to
> specify which IDOL servers to hit while querying; the DiSH just knows
> where to go. Additionally, I believe in cases where an index piece is
> mirrored, it also monitors server health and falls back intelligently
> on other backup instances of a shard/index piece based on that.
> I'd appreciate it if someone can give me a frank explanation of where
> Solr stands in this area.
> Thanks,
> Mike

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