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.
In a recent blog post by CTO Bjørn Olstad, referenced by CNet, Beyond Search and Norwegian digi.no today, FAST announces that ESP 5.3 is the last version of their Enterprise Search Platform to run on Linux or Unix.
As a part of that planning process, we have decided that in order to deliver more innovation per release in the future, the 2010 products will be the last to include a search core that runs on Linux and UNIX.