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  • Elasticsearch 1.0.0 released

    Elasticsearch released version 1.0.0 of its self-titled, open-source analytics tool. Elasticsearch is a distributed search engine which allows for real-time data analysis in big-data environments. The new version comes with various functional enhancements and changes to the API to make Elasticsearch more intuitive and powerful to use.

  • On Lucene.Net: Becoming a Top-level Apache Project and Its Future

    Lucene.Net, a C# port of the Lucene text search index library, has graduated the Incubator and has become a top-level Apache project. This article contains an interview with Prescott Nasser on the future of the project and Solr.Net.

  • LinkedIn Engineering Releases SenseiDB 1.0.0

    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)

  • Apache Tika 1.0 Allows Easy Text Extraction for Java

    InfoQ interviewed Chris Mattman from Apache Tika, a text extraction and detection library, in the occasion of the 1.0 release and the publication of the "Tika in Action" book.

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

    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.

  • Neo4j: Java-based NoSQL Graph Database

    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

    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

    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.

  • Apache Solr: Extensible, Clustered Search Server Built on Lucene

    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

    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.

  • Compass 2.0: Simplification, integration, and performance improvements

    The Compass project, an open source project based on Lucene which aims to simplify the integration of search into Java applications, recently released version 2.0. InfoQ spoke with Compass founder Shay Banon to learn more about this release and about what Compass provides to the Java community.

  • Lucene 2.3: Large indexing performance improvements, new machine-learning project

    The Apache Lucene project, a high-performance full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java, released version 2.3 today. InfoQ spoke with committer and Project Management Committee (PMC) member Grant Ingersoll to learn more about this release and the future plans for Lucene.

  • Lucene Oracle Integration Looks to Surpass Oracle Text

    New work to enhancement LUCENE-724 by Marcelo Ochoa allows for better integration of Lucene as a domain index from within the Oracle database. The updates allow greater flexibility than using Oracle Text.

  • OpenJPA 1.0: Enterprise O/R Mapping with full JPA 1.0 compliance

    Apache OpenJPA, an open-source implementation of the Java Persistence API (JPA), recently released version 1.0.0. InfoQ spoke with OpenJPA project lead Patrick Linskey to learn more about this release.

  • Lucene 2.2: Payloads, Function queries, and more speed

    Lucene Java 2.2 is now available. Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. There are several new features in this version, and InfoQ spoke with Grant Ingersoll, a committer and Project Management Committee (PMC) member for the Lucene project, to learn more about this release.


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