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Tuesday, November 15 • 15:30 - 16:20
Building and Running a Solr-as-a-Service for IBM Watson - Shai Erera, IBM

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Running a managed Solr service brings fun challenges with it, to both the users and the service itself. Users typically do not have access to all components of the Solr system (e.g. the ZK ensemble, the actual nodes that Solr runs on etc.). On the other hand the service must ensure high-availability at all times, and handle what is often user-driven tasks such as version upgrades, taking nodes offline for maintenance and more.

In this talk I will describe how we tackle these challenges to build a managed Solr service on the cloud, which currently hosts few thousands of Solr clusters. I will focus on the infrastructure that we chose to run the Solr clusters on, as well how we ensure high-availability, cluster balancing and version upgrades.

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Shai Erera

STSM, Social Analytics & Technologies, IBM
Shai Erera is a Researcher at IBM Research, Haifa, Israel. Shai earned his M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Haifa in 2007. Shai’s work experience includes the development of search-based systems over Lucene and Solr and he is also a Lucene/Solr committer.

Tuesday November 15, 2016 15:30 - 16:20 CET
Giralda VI/VII