We recently wrapped up a project with Cisco that turned out to be one of our most interesting and challenging projects to date. While we can not disclose some of the most interesting details of our project, the work entailed pushing Solr to throughput limits that we had not previously witnessed. In addition, the numerical analytics focused use-case was significantly outside of what we normally see with Solr. Solr has become a cornerstone for full-text search, but it turns out to be very fast and well-suited as a general analytics engine!

Here’s what Cisco had to say about our work:

Thanks to OpenSource Connections for so quickly picking up our requirements and coming up with multiple plausible solutions. We really appreciated your focused approach to problem solving. I know that “search” per se is a wide field but you helped us narrow it down to our context quite effectively with Solr.