Apache Solr JDBC Introduction

Apache Zeppelin (incubating) Solr JDBC

In my first post, I detailed the history that led up to my working on the Apache Solr JDBC driver and becoming an Apache Lucene/Solr committer. This post will describe the Solr JDBC driver and its usage. The next few posts in the series will be detailed guides on how to use the Solr JDBC driver with […]

My Journey to Apache Lucene/Solr Committer

Introduction I joined Avalon Consulting, LLC a little over three years ago. I’ve wanted to write a reflection of my time here and becoming a Apache Lucene/Solr committer was a great catalyst for that. My time at Avalon has been a whirlwind of technologies and projects with a focus on search and search with Hadoop. […]

Solving the Problems of Enterprise Search

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Organizations generally recognize that an enterprise-wide search platform can benefit employee and staff productivity by making the full digital knowledge of the enterprise available. Sadly, the reality of broad search and findability initiatives often falls short of expectations, which leads to employee frustration: people want search work ‘more like Google’. As an enterprise search consultant, […]

Ontology for Fun and Profit

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The IT sector is notable for coming up with unique job titles – from the various C permutations – CIO, CTO, CDO, etc. – to Test Wranglers, Scrum Masters and UX Designers. One that you’re likely to start hearing more about is the title of Ontologist. While this sounds like it could be something more […]