Subfacets (also called Nested Facets) is a more generalized form of Solr’s current pivot faceting that allows adding additional facets for every bucket produced by a parent facet. Subfacet advantages over pivot faceting: Subfacets work with facet functions (statistics), enabling powerful real-time analytics Can add a subfacet to any facet […]

Solr Subfacets

Traditional faceted search (also called guided navigation) involves counting search results that belong to categories (also called facet constraints). The new facet functions in Solr extends normal faceting by allowing additional aggregations on document fields themselves. Combined with the new Sub-facet feature, this provides powerful new realtime analytics capabilities. Also […]

Solr Facet Functions and Analytics

Solr 5.1 has been released! Here’s an overview of how to use some of the new features. Also see Solr download links and upcoming features of the next Solr release. New Facet Module The new facet module has a native JSON Facet API, first-class support for statistics and analytics via […]

Solr 5.1 Features

Here’s an overview of some of the new features in Solr 5.2 Also see Solr download links and upcoming features of the next Solr release. Solr caches can be limited by memory use Caches using the LRUCache implementation can specify a new parameter maxRamMB that will evict based on RAM […]

Solr 5.2 Features

The percentile aggregation function was just added to the new Solr Facet Module. This allows one to calculate one or more percentiles for each facet bucket (i.e. each group of documents produced by faceting), and even sort facet buckets by any given percentile. The percentile aggregation even works with distributed […]

Percentiles for Solr Faceting

Solr 4.10 and Heliosearch .07 have added a terms query (or terms filter) to more efficiently match many terms in a single field. A large number of terms are often useful for things like access control lists or security filters. Previously, the only way to do this was a large […]

Solr Terms Query for matching many terms

Native code faceting for Solr has just been added to Heliosearch, and benchmarks show an impressive 2x performance increase! This is faceting code written in C++ and statically compiled for maximum performance, and loaded into the JVM via JNI (Java Native Interface). nCache, Heliosearch’s off-heap version of the Lucene/Solr FieldCache, […]

Native Code Faceting

Solr needs a flexible cross-datacenter architecture that can handle both a variety of application needs as well as a variety of infrastructure resources. Design Goals Accommodate 2 or more data centers Accommodate active/active uses Accommodate limited band-with cross-datacenter connections Minimize coupling between peer clusters to increase reliability Support both full […]

Solr Cross Data Center Replication

The filter caching features in Solr allow for precise control over how filter queries are handled in order to maximize performance. Solr has the ability to specify if a filter is cached, specify the order filters are evaluated, and specify post filtering. Solr Filter Queries Adding a filter expressed as […]

Solr Filter Caching