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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: Getting started with solr 4.2 and cassandra
Date Tue, 02 Apr 2013 03:43:02 GMT

Solr doesn't have anything like ES River.  DIH (DataImportHandler)
feels like the closest thing in Solr, though it's not quite the same
thing.  DIH pulls in data like a typical River does, but most people
have external indexers that push data into Solr using one of its
client libraries to talk to Solr, such as SolrJ.

Solr & ElasticSearch Support

On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM, Utkarsh Sengar <> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> "river<>"
> 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
> them.
> Getting started with
> solr/example<>was
> 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
> /example)
> 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.
> --
> Thanks,
> -Utkarsh

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