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Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr by Hrishikesh Karambelkar

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Using SolrCloud for distributed search

SolrCloud provides fault-tolerant distributed search capabilities using Apache Solr. SolrCloud supports all types of distributed search configurations. It also has in-built load balancing capabilities that optimize effective load on all the nodes participating in SolrCloud. With the simplest configuration of all, the cloud can be set up.

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A collection in Solr is a combination of one or more indexes spanning one or more cores of Apache Solr.

SolrCloud architecture

SolrCloud lets you create a cluster of Solr nodes, each of them running one or more collections. A collection holds one or more shards which are hosted on one or more (in case of replication) nodes.

Any updates to any nodes participating in SolrCloud ...

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