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:

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:

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:

And an interesting thread on StackOverflow:

Is ElasticSearch mature enough and production ready?

Traackr, a general research tool

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

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