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From Utkarsh Sengar <>
Subject Getting started with solr 4.2 and cassandra
Date Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:34:30 GMT

I am evaluating solr 4.2 and ElasticSearch (I am new to both) for a search
API, where data sits in cassandra.

Getting started with elasticsearch is pretty straight forward and I was
able to write an ES
which pulls data from cassandra and indexes it in ES within a day.

Now, I trying to implement something similar with solr and compare both of

Getting started with
pretty easy and an example solr instance works. But the example folder
contains whole bunch of stuff which I am not sure if I need: . I am sure I don't need 53 directories and
527 files

So my questions are:
1. How can I create a bare bone solr app up and running with minimum set of
configuration? (I will build over it when needed by taking reference from
2. What is a best practice to run solr in production? Am approach like this
jetty+nginx recommended: ?

Once I am done setting up a simple solr instance:
3. What is the general practice to import data to solr? For now, I am
writing a python script which will read data in bulk from cassandra and
throw it to solr.


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