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White Papers Published 2012:
Reporting on Large Data Sets with Elasticsearch
Bridging the Gap: A Migration Path from Fast ESP to Lucene Solr
Museum Collection Search
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White Papers Published 2010-2011:
Below are links to our mini white papers, addressing questions about enterprise search and more.
Enterprise Search Basics (pdf:157,797)
Enterprise Search and Government (pdf:112,083)
Enterprise Search for Law Firms (pdf:110,350)
Enterprise Search and E-Discovery (pdf:108,855)
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Migration from FAST ESP to Lucene Solr, by Michael McIntosh, VP, Enterprise Search Technologies, TNR Global
Video from the Lucene Revolution conference in Boston, MA.
Migration from FAST ESP to Lucene Solr (PDF) (pdf:4,067,091)
presented by Michael McIntosh, VP, Enterprise Search Technologies, TNR Global at the Lucene Revolution Conference in Boston, MA.
There are many reasons that an IT department with a large scale search installation would want to move from a proprietary platform to Lucene Solr. In the case of FAST Search, the company’s purchase by Microsoft and discontinuation of the Linux platform has created an urgency for FAST users.
This presentation compares Lucene/Solr to FAST ESP on a feature basis, and as applied to an enterprise search installation. We explore how various advanced features of commercial enterprise search platforms can be implemented as added functions for Lucene/Solr. Actual cases are presented describing how to map the various functions between systems.