Search events for 2013

Here's a quick roundup of search-related events coming soon: Next week Lucene/Solr Revolution is to be held in San Diego, with a couple of days of training on April 29th & 30th and the main event on the 1st and 2nd May. This is probably the biggest event dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr and features a huge array of pr...Continue reading

Strange bedfellows? The rise of cloud based search

Last night our US partners Lucid Imagination announced that LucidWorks, their packaged and supported version of Apache Lucene/Solr, is available on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service. It seems like only a few weeks since Amazon announced their own CloudSearch system and no doubt other 'search as a service' providers are waiting in the wings (we're going to need a new acronym as Sa...Continue reading

Enterprise Search Europe 2012 – Big Data, search surveys and some FUD from Google

I visited Enterprise Search Europe for the first day only last week, and caught a number of the presentations as well as giving one of my own (which I won't discuss here but you'll hear more about over the next few weeks). First up was Paul Doscher of Lucid Imagination with a lively presentation discussing whether search...Continue reading

Amazon CloudSearch – a game changer?

Amazon have just launched a cloud-based search service, which promises a 'fully managed search service in the cloud' - and it certainly looks impressive, with auto-scaling built in. You simply create a service, upload documents as JSON or XML and then perform searches. For cases where you need to search publically available data this offers a great way to avoid having to install and integrate an...Continue reading

Search events for 2012 – the first crop

Details of search events in 2012 are beginning to appear already, here's a few to start with:

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

Open source in the UK

We've recently been forging links with the UK's larger open source software community and have joined the Open Source Consortium. Another interesting organisation is Guildfoss who have asked us to speak at an event on 9th June at the British Computer Society's offices in London on discussing the skills necessary for buildin...Continue reading

More about LucidWorks Enterprise

If you're considering a Lucene/Solr powered search solution, you may be interested in LucidWorks Enterprise, produced by our partners Lucid Imagination. They've taken Lucene/Solr and added a powerful admin GUI, ReST API, web spiders, file crawlers, database connectors, alerts, a clickthrough framework and more. All this comes with a range of excellent support options backed by the experts at Lucid. If you'd like to know more read this downloadable PDF ...Continue reading