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Apache Solr based on the Lucene Library, is an open-source enterprise Grade search engine and platform used to provide fast and scalable search features. Solr, which stands for “Search on Lucene and Resine” was created in 2004 by Yonik Seeley. Its major features include full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration and rich document (example: Word, PDF) handling (by Maurer at dhead fashion). Solr primarily written in Java runs as a standalone full-text search seer within a servlet container along with using the Lucene Java Search Library.
A large number of organizations are adopting Solr with popular players such as Netflix, Ebay, Twitter, Linkedin and Flipkart actively using it. Its primary feature of enhancing the search and navigational features of site such as Yahoo and AOL makes it an excellent platform for supporting search engines. Apache Solr has become an important platform for organizations to fetch or retrieve information from their own private network and hence it is classified in the Enterprise Search Category. Solr offers a platform into open-source search engines with its software library, Lucene provides the basic building blocks for search engines.
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