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Apache Solr Certified by Bitnami

Bitnami | 8.8.2-0 on Debian 10

Linux/Unix, Debian 10 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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21 reviews
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    Timothy S.

Solr search

  • January 20, 2016
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
It works, it's fast and very stable. It's on top of Lucene which is pretty much the only open source solid search software available. SOLR is tied in with some hadoop distributions. It works and once you understand SOLR and LUCENE you are good.
What do you dislike?
Between Solr and ElasticSearch, there is a constant struggle to pick the best one. ElasticSearch is part of ELK and ties in well with LogStash and Kibana which makes it great for logs and big data stuff.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Searching log files for data. We were able to do so without buying an expensive license from Splunk.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Try elastic search and solr. Add some logs and see which works best for your particular access methods and queries. They are very similar but elasticsearch is better for REST access.


    Bharadwaj (Brad) C.

Real Time Search with SOLR

  • July 17, 2015
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
Powerful real time search capability with Type-ahead search. SOLR can do partial matching search, phonetic search, synonym search and return the result instantly. Faceting is one feature that can add immense value to any ecommerce application
What do you dislike?
No built-in monitoring and alerting function for production system
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Solved Type-ahead search and provide various faceting options to keep the customer engaged in a Retail domain so that he/she can isolate their products in less than 3 clicks.


    Wayne L.

Real time complex search with SOLR

  • April 11, 2015
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best?
* Powerful real time search capability. SOLR can do partial matching search, phonetic search, synonym search and return the result instantly.
* Distributed architecture for scalability and availability.
* Open source with low cost of ownership
What do you dislike?
* CPU consumption can be high in some cases.
* No built-in monitoring and alerting function for production system.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We use SOLR for two difficult business challenges:
* Type ahead search. The application needs to build a short list of match words based on users input as they typing into a search field. The search field is unified search field, that means multiple data types to be searched. For example, the field can be built for search a person. As an user typing, front end client sends the partial input to SOLR to search person's first name, last name, phonetic and spelling variation of the names, social security number, bank account number, application IDs and so on. If an user typing first two letters of name "Mike" The search needs to return a list of matching words before user typing the third letter "k". The match word can be Mike, Micheal, McMillan or a system ID of MI12345.
* Record reconciliation. The application has data feeds from various data source and data needs to be annotated and cross reference to each other. One example is using SOLR to build a ranking system to identify the like-hood of two persons from two data sources are the same person in real world, based on social security number, name, gender, birthday, address, credit card number and so on. The data source may contain one or more above attributes for person identification.

SOLR enable us to build customizable search function quickly that perform and scale well. We had extensive research on other technologies, such as database text indexing and google search but found SOLR is the best match for our needs.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you need real time search of word or partial word, word synonyms, SOLR is for you. It is relatively easy to setup once you passed the not so great documentation and it is cost effective. The performance is good and very scalable.


    Vitali Margolin

Very easy to use

  • June 24, 2014
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Just add the AIM and thats it. All is running perfect.
The admin panel works, the ports are already open.


    P. Wilks

Great start but not fully set up

  • January 17, 2014
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Was amazed at how simple the initial setup was, but I ran into problems when setting up a new core. Seemed as though disk permissions weren't set up correctly, which I assumed would have been done. In the end I ended up installing Solr on Windows instead as my Linux skills are pretty basic and couldn't figure out what the problem was.


    Sam

Great product

  • June 09, 2013
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Everything works out of the box with very minor configurations to fit your needs.This saved me a great deal of time in installing Solr myself.