On October 12th we finally released version 4.0 of Apache Solr. See http://lucene.apache.org/solr/solrnews.html for the release announcement. So if you have been reluctant to start using 4.0 beta, now is the time to upgrade. You will enjoy instant improvements in performance and disk/memory footprint just by upgrading, not to mention all the cool new features
Jan had a talk at JavaZone in Oslo this september, about scaling search with the new Solr 4.0 with SolrCloud. Here are the slides and the video recording: Scaling search with Apache Solr 4.0 and SolrCloud from JavaZone on Vimeo. Scaling search with Solr Cloud from Cominvent AS
Amazon has really impressed me with their efficient and simple cloud solutions. Last week they announced a hosted search solution in their cloud, named CloudSearch. The idea is the same as for all the other cloud services, namely that they take care of all the hosting, provisioning and scaling (CloudSearch can auto-scale) while you concentrate on indexing and searching.
Version 3.6 of Apache Solr was recently released. This will be the last 3.x release before 4.0 will come out later this year. Version 3.6 contains many improvements and bug fixes.
Here’s the release statement:
Today a new version of Apache Solr was released, version 3.5.0. Here’s the release statement from the Lucene PMC: The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Solr 3.5.0! See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of details. Solr 3.5.0 Release Highlights: Bug fixes and improvements from Apache