The Fall and rise of search in a world of Big Data – part 2

The theme of Big Data continued at the next conference I attended, the first Enterprise Search Europe held in London. There was a good mix of presentations ranging from the academic to the practical, my favourite probably being Martin Belam and colleague's talk about using Solr to dynamically generate content for the ne...Continue reading

The Fall and rise of search in a world of Big Data – part 1

It's been an interesting and busy few weeks this autumn - starting with Lucene Eurocon in Barcelona. 'Big Data' was a main theme, with some great presentations including the keynote from Grant Ingersoll and the talk from Eric Baldeschwieler of Hortonworks, showing how ...Continue reading

Just the job for a recruitment client

We're pleased to announce our work with Reed Specialist Recruitment, one of the UK's largest recruitment companies, where we helped them implement an Apache Solr powered application to allow their 3000+ staff to search for and match candidates to jobs. We built an innovative indexing framework, a configuration tool and performance monitoring system for Reed and the system launched on time and under budget, a gr...Continue reading

Another powerful API based on Solr launches, searching more patents than Google

Our customer Cambridge Intellectual Property announced yesterday their new API for a collection of 55 million patents - 48 million more than Google Patents. It's great to see a Cambridge company innovating in this space, especially as the service is powered by Apache Solr (we've given them some small assistance with configuring and tuning this software over the last few ...Continue reading