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Hibernate Search in Action by John Griffin, Emmanuel Bernard

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Chapter 9. Performance considerations

This chapter covers
  • Optimizing the indexing process and the index structure
  • Optimizing queries
  • Index partitioning (named sharding)
  • Testing

While full-text search technology, also called information retrieval, offers many features not attainable by a pure relational database, it’s also well known for retrieving information quickly. People are accustomed to retrieving search results in fractions of a second and grow impatient if it doesn’t happen that fast. Blame Google!

This chapter is a collection of information, tips, and tricks for making the best of your Hibernate Search application and understanding why some operations are expensive. You have some of this knowledge already if you’ve read the previous ...

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