Searching at Scale

by Trey Grainger and Timothy Potter, authors of Solr in Action

One of the most appealing aspects of Solr, beyond its speed, relevancy, and powerful text searching features, is how well it scales. In this article, based on chapter 3 of Solr in Action, the authors explain how Solr is able to scale to handle billions of documents while still maintaining lightning-fast search response times. Click herefor 40% savings on Solr in Action and other related titles.

Solr is able to scale to handle billion of documents and an infinite number of queries by adding servers. This article will lay the groundwork for operating a scalable search engine. Specifically, we will discuss the nature of Solr documents as