IDE Integrated Search Engines

by Jeff Martin Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 25, 2014

New tools are bringing the web directly into a programmer's IDE. As search engines continue to compete for customers, new programming-specific search functionality has been produced for Visual Studio users.


Search Based Apps Broken in Windows 8.1

by Jonathan Allen Follow 500 Followers on  Sep 10, 2013 3

Windows 8.1 has hidden the integrated search contract that many applications rely on. In its place users will instead see Bing search results and advertisements.


DataStax Brings Enterprise Security To Cassandra, Hadoop, Solr

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 18, 2013

Datastax Enterprise 3.0 was announced last month with several Enterprise security features for a cluster using Cassandra, Hadoop and Solr. InfoQ caught up with Robin Schumacher, VP of Products at DataStax to learn more.


Updated: Ed Bott Crowns Java the New "Foistware" King

by Charles Humble Follow 754 Followers on  Jan 23, 2013 5

On top of repeated security breaches to the Java browser plug-in, the long-established practice of including unrelated browser add-ons with the Java runtime installer is giving end-users another reason to avoid the Java platform.


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

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 18, 2012

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.


Yahoo! Axis! Of! Incompetence!

by Alex Blewltt Follow 0 Followers 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 Follow 3 Followers 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 Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 19, 2012 1

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 Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 29, 2011

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 Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 10, 2011 2

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 Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 13, 2011

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.


CouchDB as the Personal Database

by Michael Hunger Follow 1 Followers 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 Follow 1 Followers 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 Follow 754 Followers 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 Follow 754 Followers 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.

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