April: Apache Solr and Lucene

With the mass digitalisation of content and the rise of social media, the need for scalable Enterprise search solutions is stronger than ever. Apache Solr and Lucene, the de facto Open Source search technologies, have risen in popularity and are challenging the large incumbents in a domain traditionally dominated by proprietary solutions. Their focus on scalability, performance and extensibility, as well as their very attractive price, has lead to them being used by organisations ranging from small webshops through to Wikipedia and the Library of Congress.

This talk will introduce Solr, Lucene and the Lucene ecosystem, and will explore how they manage to achieve such high performance and scalability. Current and future development in areas such as cloud integration, index extensibility, user interaction and intelligent queries, will also be examined.

Speaker: Chris Male

Originally from Wellington, Chris went to Europe with an interest in Java development and programming language evolution. Soon, however, he was given the opportunity to work on a search project using Apache Solr and Lucene. Since then he has never looked back, going from a being a user to contributor to committer in 2010. Having returned to New Zealand, Chris has focused on spreading the word about Solr and Lucene through speaking at conferences, writing online content and providing training. Chris's particular search interests include spatial search, where he was at the core of adding support to Solr and Lucene, natural language analysis and using lessons learned from programming language development to increase the flexibility and performance of search queries.

When

Thursday, April 26: 5:00 for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Where

This meeting is hosted by:
Rutherford House Lecture Theatre MZ05 (Mezzanine, RHMZ05)
School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington
Pipitea Campus
Corner of Bunny Street and Lambton Quay
Wellington
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/home/about/maps/campus_pipitea.aspx

The Java User Group thanks our host!

Date:
Thursday, 26th.
April, 2012

Time:
5.00pm for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Venue:
This meeting is hosted by:
Rutherford House Lecture Theatre MZ05 (Mezzanine, RHMZ05)
School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington
Pipitea Campus
Corner of Bunny Street and Lambton Quay
Wellington