FAST ESP support ends this summer

FAST’s good old enterprise search platform, ESP™ has not been upgraded or improved since Microsoft took over the business in 2008. And this summer it is the end of support and hotfixes too. Most ESP users have already taken action and completed or at least started a migration project. Those who want to stay within

Solr 4.2.1 released

Today we released version 4.2.1 of Apache Solr and Lucene. See http://lucene.apache.org/solr/solrnews.html for the release announcement. This is mostly a bugfix release over 4.2, including such things as Collections API fixes, SolrCloud replication fixes and more. If you missed the 4.2 release, the major news was that stored fields are now compressed by default, meaning

Apache Solr™ 4.1 released

Yesterday we released version 4.1 of Apache Solr and Lucene. See http://lucene.apache.org/solr/solrnews.html for the release announcement. This is mostly a bugfix release, including such things as SolrCloud stability fixes, Admin GUI works with Internet Explorer 9 etc. Hereby recommended.

Lucene/Solr 4.0 Beta is out

This week the ß version of Apache Lucene/Solr was released, see release announcement. This means that things are getting stable and approaching the FINAL release – after a looong time in the makings. The most important changes is perhaps better maturity for SolrCloud along with a lot of bug fixes. If you need the ease of