A tool stack for open source ecommerce site search

Eric Pugh and René Kriegler recently spoke at ApacheCon @Home about Chorus, a reference implementation for ecommerce search. Chorus is based on Apache Solr (although with a little work it could use Elasticsearch) and lets you build a web shop entirely from open source components. Once you have your shop, you can use other Chorus components to rate search results, gather metrics and tune search using techniques such as boosting and synonyms. Moving to open source helps you own your ecommerce site search and helps you drive sales by showing the right results to your customers.

Here’s the video of their talk:

Contact us if you need our help tuning your ecommerce site search.

Chorus is a joint initiative by Eric Pugh, Johannes Peter, Paul M. Bartusch and René Kriegler.

Read the complete Meet Pete series about e-commerce search:
1. Meet Pete, the e-commerce search product manager.
2. How does Pete, the e-commerce search product manager, build a web shop?
3. Pete solves the e-commerce search accessories problem with boosting & synonyms
4. Pete learns about selling search keywords with Chorus