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From "William Pierce" <>
Subject Re: Tips on speeding up indexing needed...
Date Sun, 11 Oct 2009 00:57:00 GMT
Oh and one more thing...For historical reasons our apps run using msft 
technologies, so using SolrJ would be next to impossible at the present 

Thanks in advance for your help!

-- Bill

From: "William Pierce" <>
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2009 5:47 PM
To: <>
Subject: Tips on speeding up indexing needed...

> Folks:
> I have a corpus of approx 6 M documents each of approx 4K bytes. 
> Currently, the way indexing is set up I read documents from a database and 
> issue solr post requests in batches (batches are set up so that the 
> maxPostSize of tomcat which is set to 2MB is adhered to).  This means that 
> in each batch we write approx 600 or so documents to SOLR.  What I am 
> seeing is that I am able to push about 2500 docs per minute or approx 40 
> or so per second.
> I saw in Erik's talk on Friday that speeds of 250 docs/sec to 25000 
> docs/sec have been achieved.  Needless to say I am sure that performance 
> numbers vary widely and are dependent on the domain, machine 
> configurations, etc.
> I am running on Windows 2003 server, with 4 GB RAM, dual core xeon.
> Any tips on what I can do to speed this up?
> Thanks,
> Bill

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