Solr 3.5 Upgrade

Over the weekend, we upgraded our search boxes to Solr 3.5 - which now offers grouping support for distributed searches (SOLR-2066 & SOLR-2776). Due to our ever increasing set of search data, we have been indexing our search content to multiple Solr shards for quite some time now. As a result, we have not been able to experiment with this powerful feature … but not anymore!

To read more about result grouping, check out Solr’s wiki: http://wiki.apache.org/solr/FieldCollapsing


The 10gen Blog on MongoDB and NoSQL: Recap: MongoDB Boulder 2012

The 10gen Blog on MongoDB and NoSQL: Recap: MongoDB Boulder 2012

Making 10gen's list

We were happy to share our success story with 10gen:

http://www.10gen.com/customers/traackr


You Only Wish MongoDB Wasn't Relational

You Only Wish MongoDB Wasn't Relational

SOLR v.s. ElasticSearch

While we have been using SOLR for a while now, ElasticSearch has caught our attention lately. Built-in distributed support and the ability to nest or group documents is very interesting.

Here is a quick comparison of SOLR v.s. ElasticSearch:

http://www.findbestopensource.com/article-detail/solr-vs-elasticsearch

And an interesting thread on StackOverflow:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2271600/elasticsearch-sphinx-lucene-solr-xapian-which-fits-for-which-usage

Is ElasticSearch mature enough and production ready?


Traackr, a general research tool

Great article in Forbes today about Traackr’s A-List tool.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2012/02/03/who-are-the-top-20-influencers-in-big-data/

My 2 favorite quotes from the article:

Though Traackr is marketed as an influence tool, I think it’s a good research tool in general

Again full of names that are new to me. No surprise you might say but that shows the tool has value.


MongoDB Cambridge meetup

George (@gstathis) and I (@dchancogne) will be at  the next MongoDB meetup in Cambridge (NERD center, how appropriate) this coming Monday (02/06). Come join us, ping us, would like to chat with folks about how they use MongoDB and share some stories on how we use it at traackr.com

http://www.meetup.com/Boston-MongoDB-User-Group/