Index and search with Apache Solr, the most popular open source search ...
Studies show that sites with fast response times are perceived to be more interesting and attractive. So don’t make your customers wait for that SQL LIKE to run! Solr is specially optimized to provide lightning-fast responses to your queries.
Your users have high expectations for the quality of their search results. Introduce a bit of intelligence into your full-text search with built-in text analysis tools. Perform simple analysis to match case-insensitive or substring queries, substitute terms and expand abbreviations for known synonyms, or perform sophisticated linguistic analysis to match different pluralizations and parts of speech.
Solr comes with smart result ranking out of the box, which uses statistical analysis of the relative frequency and popularity of the terms within your content to determine the order of your results. And if that’s not enough, you can provide custom scoring functions to boost term matches however you see fit. That way the best results always show first on the list.
Experts on call
Websolr has been serving and supporting production full-text search since 2009, as one of the very first Heroku add-ons. We’re indexing billions of documents and serving thousands of requests per second for thousands of applications. Our customers’ sites include everything from side projects and small blogs, to multi-million-dollar ecommerce applications and well-known at-scale social media sites.We’re here to make sure your search engine Just Works™, so you can get back to spending your valuable time on building your business.
High availability for your peace of mind
To meet our own high standards for availability, our indexes are built with a replicated hot spare in another availability zone. Our indexes can tolerate an instance or availability zone outage without losing a single search request, and we can provision indexes in multiple regions for even greater redundancy.
Get started integrating search into your site with one of the excellent open source Solr clients available for your application’s language and platform. We recommend Sunspot for Ruby on Rails, Haystack for Django, SolrJ for Play! and other Java applications, among many others.Do you have a question about which Solr client you should use? Consult our list of Solr clients or send us a tweet at @websolr and let us know what you’re using to build your application.