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Apache Solr 3 Enterprise Search Server by Eric Pugh, David Smiley

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Chapter 1. Quick Starting Solr

Welcome to Solr! You've made an excellent choice in picking a technology to power your search needs. In this chapter, we're going to cover the following topics:

  • An overview of what Solr and Lucene are all about
  • What makes Solr different from databases
  • How to get Solr, what's included, and what is where
  • Running Solr and importing sample data
  • A quick tour of the admin interface and key configuration files

An introduction to Solr

Solr is an open source enterprise search server. It is a mature product powering search for public sites such as CNET, Zappos, and Netflix, as well as countless other government and corporate intranet sites. It is written in Java, and that language is used to further extend and modify Solr through ...

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