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Yahoo! Axis! Of! Incompetence!

by Alex Blewltt on  May 24, 2012

Yahoo! have released a search plugin Axis which allows clients to search for web content with graphical previews rendered on the server. Unfortunately, they also leaked their private Chrome signing key with the Chrome extension. Read on for more.

Amazon's CloudSearch Stiffens Competition for Search as a Service Providers

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Apr 26, 2012 1

Amazon launched CloudSearch to address growing demand for search capabilities in applications without the overhead of standing up and maintaining search infrastructure. The launch has spurred off a race among search providers. This article focuses on the strengths and gaps in the CloudSearch feature set based on experiences and reactions from the user community.

LinkedIn Engineering Releases SenseiDB 1.0.0

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Mar 19, 2012 2

LinkedIn engineering releases SenseiDB 1.0.0, a NoSQL database focused on high update rates and complex semi-structured search queries, already used in production by LinkedIn in its search related pages (e.g. People/Company search)

LinkedIn Open Sources IndexTank, a Customizable Indexing Engine

by Abel Avram on  Dec 29, 2011 6

LinkedIn has open sourced IndexTank, a document indexing engine that runs on the cloud and lets users customize the indexing process and tweak the results.

Lucene 3.5 and Solr 3.5 - Substantial RAM Reduction, SearcherManager, Deep Paging Support

by Bienvenido David on  Dec 10, 2011 3

The Lucene PMC (Project Management Committee) has announced the availability of Apache Lucene 3.5.0 and Apache Solr 3.5.0. Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search library. Solr is a standalone search server that uses Lucene at its core for indexing and search.

eBay readies next generation search built with Hadoop and HBase

by Ron Bodkin on  Nov 13, 2011 2

eBay presented a keynote at Hadoop World, describing the architecture of its completely rebuilt search engine, Cassini, slated to go live in 2012. It indexes all the content and user metadata to produce better rankings and refreshes indexes hourly. It is built using Hadoop for hourly index updates and HBase to provide random access to item information.

Schema.org - Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! Agree on a Common Markup Vocabulary [Updated]

by Abel Avram on  Jun 06, 2011

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! have decided to propose a common markup vocabulary, Schema.org, based on the Microdata format, simplifying the job of webmasters who want to give meaning to their web pages content.

CouchDB as the Personal Database

by Michael Hunger on  Jun 08, 2010 5

While attending the Berlin Buzzwords NoSql conference, Jan Lehnardt (@janl) one of conference organizers and co-author of CouchDB: The Definitive Guide (a free O'Reilly book). presented a talk titled: "Making Software for Humans - CouchDB and The Usable Peer-to-Peer Web".

Neo4j: Java-based NoSQL Graph Database

by Michael Hunger on  Feb 25, 2010 2

After several years of development, the developers from NeoTechnology have released version 1.0 of Neo4j, a Java-based graph database which follows the property graph datamodel. InfoQ spoke with NeoTechnology COO Peter Neubauer to learn more about the current Neo4j release and what it offers to developers.

Apache Lucene 2.9 Released

by Charles Humble on  Oct 07, 2009 1

The Apache Software Foundation has released Lucene 2.9, the last minor release before 3.0. Amongst other features version 2.9 includes a number of performance improvements, and adds near real-time searching, native support for numeric range queries, and geospatial aware searching.

Lucid Imagination Releases Performance Monitoring Utility for Apache Lucene

by Charles Humble on  Sep 09, 2009 1

Developers working with Apache Search engine Lucene typically rely on using a code profiler, debugging the source code, or manually instrumenting the Lucene code to track down performance variations with their Lucene implementation. LucidGaze, a free product from Lucid Imagination, offers an alternative. InfoQ takes a look at the product and talks to Lucid Imagination to find out more.

Hibernate Search 3.1 Supports Dynamic Search Analyzer and Query Time Performance Improvements

by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 23, 2008

The latest version of Hibernate Search, an open source domain model search framework from Hibernate group, supports a declarative and dynamic search analyzer model as well as indexing and query time performance improvements. Hibernate Search development team recently announced the release of Version 3.1 of the search framework. The new version also provides new features focused on usability.

Apache Solr: Extensible, Clustered Search Server Built on Lucene

by Ryan Slobojan on  Nov 11, 2008

The Apache Solr project, an open source enterprise search server based on Apache Lucene, recently released version 1.3. InfoQ spoke with Solr creator Yonik Seeley to learn more about this release, and also about what capabilities Solr offers to end users.

Apache Lucene and Lucene.Net – Full Text Search Servers

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 06, 2008

Ten years ago, relying on open source projects was unimaginable in most Windows shops. These days, .NET programmers are awakening to the world of enterprise class software developed and proven on the Java platform. Today we look at the popular Full Text search engines, Apache Lucene and Lucene.Net.

Interview: Randy Shoup Discusses the eBay Architecture

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jun 10, 2008

In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2007, Randy Shoup discusses the architecture of eBay. Topics discussed include eBay's architectural principles, horizontal and vertical partitioning, ACID vs. BASE, handling data inconsistency, distributed caching, updating eBay on the fly, architectural and coding standards, eBay's search infrastructure, grid computing, and SOA.

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