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Visiting two major clients in two days last week, each presented me with the same question: how do we better leverage hierarchical information like taxonomies, file paths, etc. in LucidWorks Search (LWS) (and Apache Solr) their applications, such that they could display something like the following image in their UI:
Example Hierarchical Faceting
 Since this is pretty straight forward (much of it is captured already on the Solr Wiki…) and I have both  the client-side and

SolrCloud over the last year has evolved into a rather intelligent system with a lot of interesting and useful features going in. One of them has been the work for intelligent routing of documents and queries.

SolrCloud started off with a basic hash based routing in 4.0. It then got interesting with the composite id router being introduced with 4.1 which enabled smarter routing of documents and queries to achieve things like multi-tenancy and co-location. …

Over the last 12-18 months there has been a recognition in the Big Data/Hadoop marketplace that while Hadoop makes it possible to process terabytes (or even petabytes) of data there needs to be a way to access that data in a quick and predictable way that also leverages many of the features users have come to expect from search. Lucene-based search engines appear to be the way to go as the biggest players in the …

The brightest minds in open source search convened in Dublin on November 4-7, 2013, to discuss topics and trends driving the next generation of search. Lucene/Solr Revolution EU featured four action packed days of opportunities for developers, technologists, and business leaders to meet, explore, and gain a deeper understanding of the technologies connected with open source search.

Three two-day workshops kicked off the event: Big Data and Solr, Solr Unleashed, and Solr Under the Hood. …

Drupal and Apache Solr search are a potent combination in the move towards “digital experiences” online. It is behind a growing number of customized, personalized enterprise platforms for eCommerce, healthcare, physical retail, and more. Drupal powers a growing portion of the web, and has been adopted especially by governments around the world, the music industry, media organizations, and retailers. 

If you have a new web project or an existing Drupal site, the combination of Drupal …