Category Archives: Technical

Apache Solr 4 Cookbook – A Review

I got an opportunity to review Apache Solr 4 Cookbook. Read my review below – I recently read this book and I am really impressed! This book provides good understanding of Apache Solr for both developers as well as consultants. … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

easyXDM made easy. Really!

Today’s world is connected. In the early 1950s, the degrees of separation was 6. Today, with all the Facebooking and Twittering it is just 3. Can you imagine? Just 3. Times have changed. Phew! With this connectedness comes the additional … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Play Framework – A simple cookbook

Play Framework is creating a lot of hype but it is still way behind that generated by Bitcoin. Just saying. Anyways, let’s get to the point without beating around the bush. The documentation of Play sucks big (no pun intended … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Play Framework – Good or Bad?

The latest buzz word doing the rounds is Play Framework. It is deployed at high-profile companies such as LinkedIn. Chances are that you would not have heard of Play or Akka (because I hadn’t :-)) When we started work on … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Solr – Pre & Post 4.0

Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Solr in AWS: Master Slave Replication & Mitigation Strategies

Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Amazon CloudSearch & Apache Solr 3.6

With the advent of the “Information Age”, massive amounts of data & information is being added into our lives every second. Gone are the days of MB & GB. Today everything is in the order of TB and PB. Raw … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Hive – A Petabyte Scale Data Warehouse using Hadoop

Web has been growing rapidly in size as well as scale during the last 10 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Statistics shows us that every year more data is produced than all of the previous years combined. … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hive for Retail Analysis

People always look for convenience! In the early 20th century, retail industry was still in its infancy taking baby steps across Europe and North America. But the latter half of the 20thcentury saw the emergence of the hypermarket and the … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Introduction to Big Data and Hadoop Ecosystem

We live in the data age! Web has been growing rapidly in size as well as scale during the last 10 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Statistics show that every passing year more data gets generated than … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment