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Apache Solr Beginner's Guide by Alfredo Serafini

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Learning the powerful aspects of Solr

Solr is a very powerful, flexible, mature technology, and it offers not only powerful full-text search capabilities but also autosuggestion, advanced filtering, geocoded search, highlighting in text, faceted search, and much more. The following are the most interesting ones from our perspective:

  • Advanced full-text search: This is the most obvious option. If we need to create some kind of an internal search engine on our site or application, or if we want to have more flexibility than the internal search capabilities of our database, Solr is the best choice. Solr is designed to perform fast searches and also to give us some flexibility on terms that are useful to intercept a natural user search, as we will see ...

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