Video: Scaling Solr with SolrCloud

During last  year’s Lucene Revolution conference in Dublin we had the opportunity to give four talks, one of which was Scaling Solr with SolrCloud. Through it we wanted to share our experiences around scaling Solr, especially as we have experience in running Solr internally and as a team of search consultants.  Enjoy the video and/or the slides!

Note: we are looking for engineers passionate about search to join our professional services team.  We’re hiring planet-wide!

Video: Administering and Monitoring SolrCloud Clusters

As you know, at Sematext, we are not only about consulting services, but also about administration, monitoring, and data analysis. Because of that, during last year’s Lucene Revolution conference in Dublin we gave a talk about administration and monitoring of SolrCloud clusters. During the talk, Rafał Kuć discusses some administration procedures for SolrCloud like collection management and schema modifications with the schema API. In addition, he also talks about why monitoring is important and what to pay attention to. Finally, he shows three real life examples of monitoring usefulnesses.  Enjoy the video and/or the slides!

Note: we are looking for engineers passionate about search to join our professional services team.  We’re hiring planet-wide!

 

 

 

Meet Sematext at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas

Are you at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week?  Well, we are!  Want to talk about Performance Monitoring? Alerting?  Log Analytics? Search Analytics?  Solr?  Elasticsearch?  Logstash?  Kibana?  Flume?  Kafka?  Morphline?  We’re game! We’re also ready to chat, explain, and demo any of our products and services you’re interested in!  We’re booth #1108 – stop by!

Presentation: Solr for Analytics

Last week, a bunch of Sematextans were at Lucene Revolution conference in Dublin, where we were both sponsors and presenters.  There were a number of interesting talks and we saw great interest in SPM from people who want to use it to monitor Solr (and more) and want to send their logs to Logsene, which confirmed Sematext is going in the right direction and is creating products and services that are in demand and solve real-world problems.

Below are the slides from one of our four talks from the conference.  This talk was about our experience using Solr as an alternative data store used for SPM, in which we share our findings and observations about using Solr for large scale aggregations, analytical queries, applications with high write throughput, performance improvements in Solr 4.5, the lower memory footprint of DocValues, and more.

If you are interesting in this sort of stuff, we are looking for good people at all levels – from JavaScript Developers and Backend Engineers, to Evangelists, Sales, Marketing, etc.

 

ElasticSearch & Solr Book Giveaway at Berlin Buzzwords

We’ve given away all 3 free Berlin Buzzwords tickets, but we have more stuff to give away.  Stop by our desk at Berlin Buzzwords, say hello, and one of these could be yours to take home:

Solr 4 Cookbook

Solr 4 Cookbook

or perhaps

ElasticSearch Server

ElasticSearch Server

 

And don’t miss our 2 talks in Berlin this year!

Berlin Buzzwords 2013 – Free Tickets

Sematext is a Berlin Buzzwords sponsor for the 3rd year in a row and we have three free tickets to give away.  If you are a Sematext follower, a client, an SPM or Search Analytics user, of Logsene beta tester, or simply want to go to Berlin to listen to our talks or any other talks about large scale search, storage, data analytics, NoSQL, BigData, and a few other buzzwords, we are giving away 3 free Berlin Buzzwords tickets. Get in touch!

Slides: Battle of the Giants – Solr 4.0 vs ElasticSearch 0.20.0

Slides for the Battle of the Giants talk Rafał Kuc (@kucrafal) gave at ApacheCon EU 2012 are now up!

If you like working with Solr and/or ElasticSearch, or HBase, Hadoop, Kafka, Flume, etc., use and/or develop highly scalable distributed applications and frameworks, if you like to work on Analytics and Big Data applications and services, we’re looking for good, smart, and fun people!

And if you liked the above presentation, you may also want read our ElasticSearch vs. Solr series and see Scaling Massive ElasticSearch Clusters.

Slides: Large Scale Performance Monitoring for ElasticSearch, HBase, Solr, SenseiDB…

In this presentation from Berlin Buzzwords 2012 we show how the SPM, our Performance Monitoring service is built.  How metrics are collected, how they are processed, and how they are presented.  We share a few findings along the way, too.

Note: we are actively looking for people with strong Java engineers. If that’s you, please get in touch. Separately, if you have interest and/or experience with HBase and/or Analytics, OLAP, and related areas, or  if you are looking to work with ElasticSearch, Solr, and search in general please get in touch, too.

 

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Slides: Real-time Analytics with HBase

Here are slides from another talk we gave at both Berlin Buzzwords and at HBaseCon in San Francisco last month.  In this presentation  Alex describes one approach to real-time analytics with HBase, which we use at Sematext via HBaseHUT.   If you like these slides you will also like HBase Real-time Analytics Rollbacks via Append-based Updates.

Note: we are actively looking for people with strong interest and/or experience with HBase and/or Analytics, OLAP, etc.  If that’s you, please get in touch.

The short version is from Buzzwords, while the version with more slides is from HBaseCon:

Slides: Scaling Massive ElasticSearch Clusters

We are done with a 2-days long Berlin Buzzwords conference.  The conference was good, a success for both the organizers and for Sematext – we saw a ton of interest for both our Performance Monitoring and Search Analytics services and our talks were well received and attended by 200+ people each.  Between the presentations we gave, talking to people interested in our products and/or services, as well as people expressing interest in joining Sematext (ask us how much fun we had in Berlin!), even with 5 Sematextans around we had our hands full.

Note: we are actively looking for people with strong interest and/or experience with ElasticSearch, Solr, and search in general.  If that’s you, please get in touch.

Below are the slides from Rafal’s talk about scaling Elastic Search:

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