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Migration from Microsoft FAST to Apache Lucene Solr

Is your company using Microsoft FAST ESP on a Linux platform?  Unfortunately, Microsoft announced in 2010 they will cease technical support for FAST ESP 5.3 after it's 5 year life cycle for anyone using Linux as their operation system. Migration to another search platform will be a priority, and business leaders and technology professionals are looking closely at Lucene Solr as a solution.

We can assist your organization in any stage of a migration. We can perform an evaluation of your current architecture, draft a plan for migration, work with your internal team on the migration or just consult as needed. Whatever your specific needs are, we can help you achieve your goals. Read our White Paper released February 2012 that presents a Case Study on migration. The paper discusses:

  • Loading millions of documents into Solr indexes
  • Evaluation and recommendations for tools to bridge the features gap
  • Migrating custom pipeline code to Pypes with minimal changes
  • Proven ROI after a complete migration

Additionally, we have presented on the subject of FAST ESP to Lucene Solr migrations for the Lucene Revolution Conference in Boston, MA (December 2010) and at the Apache Lucene Eurocon Barcelona (October 2011). Watch our VP of Search Technology Michael McIntosh's presentation on FAST to Lucene Solr Migration below. If you like what you see, contact us to explore a Solr migration solution.


                                                                                                                       

 
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