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Whether handling big data, building cloud-based services, or developing multitenant web applications, it’s vital to have a fast, reliable search solution. Apache Solr is a scalable and ready-to-deploy open source full-text search engine powered by Lucene. It offers key features like multilingual keyword searching, faceted search, intelligent matching, content clustering, and relevancy weighting right out of the box.

Solr in Action is the definitive guide to implementing fast and scalable search using Apache Solr. It uses well-documented examples ranging from basic keyword searching to scaling a system for billions of documents and queries. With this book, you’ll gain a deep understanding of how to implement core Solr capabilities such as faceted navigation through search results, matched snippet highlighting, field collapsing and search results grouping, spell-checking, query autocomplete, querying by functions, and more. You’ll also see how to take Solr to the next level, with deep coverage of large-scale production use cases, sophisticated multilingual search, complex query operations, and advanced relevancy tuning strategies.


Solr in Action is divided into three parts: “Meet Solr,” “Core Solr capabilities,” and “Taking Solr to the next level.” If you are new to Solr and to search in general, we strongly recommend that you read the chapters in part 1 in order, as many of the concepts presented in these chapters build on each other.

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