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Major Innovations in Search on Display at Lucene Eurocon 2011

10.20.2011
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As Lucene Eurocon 2011 wraps up in Barcelona today, not everyone had gotten the answer they were looking for but some tweeted that they left with plenty of ideas.  Lucene PMC chair Grant Ingersoll is the first to admit that no search technology can handle your use case with just one click, unless its very simple.  However, the extreme flexibility of open source search tools Solr and Elastic Search have allowed some companies to do some pretty amazing things and handle some pretty 'Big Data'.

Here were some Big Data related sessions at Eurocon:



CMS Wire's s said that Big Data was a major focus of this conference, which was made clear by the fact that the keynote was given by the CEO of the newly formed Hadoop company, HortonWorks (spun off from Yahoo's Hadoop division).  Here was the gist of that keynote:

Like the majority of other technologists, attendees are exploring options for optimizing the storage, management and accessibility of rapidly accumulating data. If you have a lot of data, eventually you will have to find something; conversely, as content grows, the meta-data associated with search solutions can become “big data” in its own right (e.g. think Yahoo! search phrase recommendations).  -- Josette Rigsby

We should see some session videos recorded by Lucid Imagination surface pretty soon.  We'll bring you those as soon as we can find them.  Until then, enjoy some pics from the conference shared via Twitter (which now benefits from a major Lucene and Java technology overhaul!):



The Apache Lucene Committers



Does this mean there's a Solr soccer team now?

Source: http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/big-data-a-big-deal-at-lucids-apache-lucene-eurocon-eurocon-013117.php