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Administrating Solr

By : Surendra Mohan
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Administrating Solr

By: Surendra Mohan

Overview of this book

Implementing different search engines on web products is a mandate these days. Apache Solr is a robust search engine, but simply implementing Apache Solr and forgetting about it is not a good idea, especially when you have to fight for the search ranking of your web product. In such a scenario, you need to keep monitoring, administrating, and optimizing your Solr to retain your ranking. "Administrating Solr" is a practical, hands-on guide. This book will provide you with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises and some advanced concepts which will help you administrate, monitor, and optimize Solr using Drupal and associated scripts. Administrating Solr will also provide you with a solid grounding on how you can use Apache Solr with Drupal. "Administrating Solr" starts with an overview of Apache Solr and the installation process to get you familiar with Solr. It then gradually moves on to discuss the mysteries that make Solr flexible enough to render appropriate search results in different scenarios. This book will take you through clear and practical concepts that will help you monitor, administrate, and optimize your Solr appropriately using both scripts and tools. This book will also teach you ways to query your search and methods to keep your Solr healthy and well maintained. With this book, you will learn how to effectively implement and optimize Solr using Drupal.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

About the Reviewers

Aamir Hussain is a well-versed software design engineer with more than four years experience. He has excelled at problems involving breadth. He is an expert in internals knowledge gained in debugging Linux, Mac OS X, and third party components. He has developed complex software systems using Python/Django, Apache Solr, MySql, MongoDB, HTML, XML/XSD/XSLT, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, and lot more open source technologies. He is very determined to get top quality job done by continually learning new technologies.

He has also experience in analyzing and designing requirements, Web 2.0 and new technologies, Content Managements, Service Management including fixing problems, Changes control and Management, Release, Testing, Service Design, Service Strategy, and Continual Service Improvement. His specialties are complex problem solving and web portal architecture.

Anshul Johri is a geek by heart and profession. He is an expert in Solr and web development domain. He has around eight years of experience in the software industry.

He works as a freelance and consultant for web development companies.