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. […]

Hadoop Ecosystem Cheat Sheet

HDP 2.2 Components

For someone evaluating Hadoop, the considerably large list of components in the Hadoop ecosystem can be overwhelming.  Below you’ll find a reference table with keywords you may have heard in discussions concerning Hadoop as well as a brief description. Image courtesy of Hortonworks. Name Description HDFS Hadoop’s underlying distributed file system YARN Provides resource management […]

Is MarkLogic a Search Engine?

I am frequently asked if MarkLogic is really a search engine.  It is easy to debate whether MarkLogic fits the classic definition of a search engine.  In my opinion, this is the wrong question.  The question you should be asking is “Does MarkLogic enable great search experiences?”  The answer is undeniably Yes. MarkLogic comes with all […]