There's More Lucene in Solr than You Think!
There is an interesting blog post about Lucene & Solr consultancy and training services and how these two technologies are perceived by different companies and their technical teams. The blog post highlights how many Solr users do not realize the importance of understanding the concepts of Lucene and provides some interesting examples too.
Apache Solr and Lucene 3.6.0 released
The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Solr and Lucene 3.6.0. As this may be the last release from the 3.x line of releases, it is highly recommended that users upgrade. The releases include the new Kuromoji morphological analysis framework for Japanese, improvements to suggester implementations and query-time joining, a new SolrJ client connector based on Apache HttpComponents, and a wide variety of bug fixes. Solr and Lucene 3.6.0 can be downloaded from here and here respectively.
Berlin Buzzwords is back and will take place on 4th & 5th June 2012! It's a conference for developers and users of open source software projects, focusing on the issues of scalable search, data-analysis in the cloud and NoSQL-databases. Berlin Buzzwords presents more than 30 talks and presentations courtesy of international speakers specific to the three tags: "search", "store" and "scale". It goes without saying of course that many of the contributors from our SearchWorkings.org community site will be present too.
Furthermore, based on last years success there will also be an opportunity to participate in search related training sessions (with a massive discount for Berlin Buzzwords attendees), organized by some of our contributors, for more information click here.
Lucene Revolution 2012 will take place in Boston on May 7-10. It's the largest conference for the Apache Lucene / Solr open source search community. A large contingency of the project committers will be there, as well as most of the 400+ fellow Lucene / Solr enthusiasts. The two-day agenda consists of 40 sessions, workshops, panels and keynotes dedicated to all things related to open source search. We're proud that many of our contributors have been invited as speakers, more information available here. Furthermore, gain deeper insights into Lucene, Solr and Big Data by attending a two-day training workshop, which will take place May 7-8. Register now and take advantage of special savings! Visit lucenerevolution.org for more information.