Category Archives: Search

Quicker Insight into Apache Solr and Collection Health

Categories: CDH Cloudera Manager How-to Search

Successful cluster administration can be very difficult without a real-time view of the state of the cluster. Solr itself does not provide aggregated views about its state or any historical usage data, which is necessary to understand how the service is used and how it is performing. Knowing the throughput and capacities not only helps detect errors and troubleshoot issues, but is also useful for capacity planning.

Questions may arise, such as:

  • What is the size of my cluster and each collection?

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Apache Solr Memory Tuning for Production

Categories: CDH HDFS Search

Configuring Apache Solr memory properly is critical for production system stability and performance. It can be hard to find the right balance between competing goals. There are also multiple factors, implicit or explicit, that need to be taken into consideration. This blog talks about some common tasks in memory tuning and guides you through the process to help you understand how to configure Solr memory for a production system.

For simplicity, this blog applies to Solr in Cloudera CDH5.11 running on top of HDFS.

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How-to: Backup and disaster recovery for Apache Solr (part I)

Categories: Hadoop How-to Search

Cloudera Search (that is Apache Solr integrated with the Apache Hadoop eco-system) now supports (as of C5.9) a backup and disaster recovery capability for Solr collections.

In this post we will cover the basics of the backup and disaster recovery capability in Solr and hence in Cloudera Search. In the next post we will cover the design of the Solr snapshots functionality and its integration with the Hadoop ecosystem as well as public cloud platforms (e.g.

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How-to: Log Analytics with Solr, Spark, OpenTSDB and Grafana

Categories: Hadoop How-to Search Spark

Organizations analyze logs for a variety of reasons.  Some typical use cases include predicting server failures, analyzing customer behavior, and fighting cybercrime.  However, one of the most overlooked use cases is to help companies write better software.  In this digital age, most companies write applications, be it for its employees or external users.  The cost of faulty software can be severe, ranging from customer churn to a complete firm’s demise, as was the case with Knight Capital in 2012.

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How-to: Fuzzy Name Indexing in Apache Hadoop with Rosette and Cloudera Search

Categories: CDH How-to Search

In this guide, learn how to use Cloudera Search with Basis Technology’s Rosette®  to perform fuzzy name searches in multiple languages and scripts.

Our thanks to Basis Technology team (Jeanne Le Garrec, Hannah MacKenzie-Margulies and Brian Sawyer) for supporting writing this how-to blog.

Cloudera Search, powered by Apache Solr brings full-text, interactive search, and scalable indexing to Apache Hadoop by marrying SolrCloud with HDFS, Apache HBase,

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