Mastering Apache Solr 7.x

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  • Design schema using schema API  to access data in the database
  • Advance querying and fine-tuning techniques for better performance
  • Get to grips with indexing using Client API
  • Set up a fault tolerant and highly available server with newer distributed capabilities, SolrCloud
  • Explore Apache Tika to upload data with Solr Cell
  • Understand different data operations that can be done while indexing
  • Master advanced querying through Velocity Search UI, faceting and Query Re-ranking, pagination and spatial search
  • Learn to use JavaScript, Python, SolrJ and Ruby for interacting with Solr

Apache Solr is the only standalone enterprise search server with a REST-like application interface. providing highly scalable, distributed search and index replication for many of the world's largest internet sites.

To begin with, you would be introduced to how you perform full text search, multiple filter search, perform dynamic clustering and so on helping you to brush up the basics of Apache Solr. You will also explore the new features and advanced options released in Apache Solr 7.x which will get you numerous performance aspects and making data investigation simpler, easier and powerful. You will learn to build complex queries, extensive filters and how are they compiled in your system to bring relevance in your search tools. You will learn to carry out Solr scoring, elements affecting the document score and how you can optimize or tune the score for the application at hand. You will learn to extract features of documents, writing complex queries in re-ranking the documents. You will also learn advanced options helping you to know what content is indexed and how the extracted content is indexed. Throughout the book, you would go through complex problems with solutions along with varied approaches to tackle your business needs.

By the end of this book, you will gain advanced proficiency to build out-of-box smart search solutions for your enterprise demands.

  • A practical guide in building expertise with Indexing, Faceting, Clustering and Pagination
  • Master the management and administration of Enterprise Search Applications and services seamlessly
  • Handle multiple data inputs such as JSON, xml, pdf, doc, xls,ppt, csv and much more.
Page Count 308
Course Length 9 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781788837385
Date Of Publication 22 Feb 2018


Sandeep Nair

Sandeep Nair has more than 11 years of experience of Java and Java EE technologies. His keen interest is in developing enterprise solutions using the Liferay platform, and he has been doing so for the past 9 years. He has executed projects using Liferay across various verticals, providing solutions for collaboration, enterprise content management, and web content management systems. He is also experienced with Java and Java EE. He has authored Liferay Beginner’s Guide and Instant Liferay Portal 6 Starter. Travel, food, and books are his passions, besides coding.

Chintan Mehta

Chintan Mehta is a co-founder of KNOWARTH Technologies and heads the cloud/RIMS/DevOps team. He has rich, progressive experience in server administration of Linux, AWS Cloud, DevOps, RIMS, and on open source technologies. He is also an AWS Certified Solutions Architect. Chintan has authored MySQL 8 for Big Data, Mastering Apache Solr 7.x, MySQL 8 Administrator's Guide, and Hadoop Backup and Recovery Solutions. Also, he has reviewed Liferay Portal Performance Best Practices and Building Serverless Web Applications.

Dharmesh Vasoya

Dharmesh Vasoya is a Liferay 6.2 certified developer. He has 5.5 years of experience in application development with technologies such as Java, Liferay, Spring, Hibernate, Portlet, and JSF. He has successfully delivered projects in various domains, such as healthcare, collaboration, communication, and enterprise CMS, using Liferay. Dharmesh has good command of the configuration setup of servers such as Solr, Tomcat, JBOSS, and Apache Web Server. He has good experience of clustering, load balancing and performance tuning. He completed his MCA at Ahmedabad University.