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DevIgnition 2014 - Elephant Talk

For our fifth DevIgnition, we will devote the day to data analysis and manipulation, and especially feature the Hadoop/Spark ecosystem, hence the subtitle: Elephant Talk!

SOLR Lessons Learnt by Rishi Easwaran

Our goal is to design a highly scalable, fault tolerant, easily manageable and robust, system, to provided extremely effective and efficient search capabilities and capable of handling very high transaction volume, using an open source solution. Why we opted to use SOLR, a brief overview of our old multicore architecture, its performance, scalability, availability and pain points.

Dive into our new Multi-Tier Hybrid SOLR Cloud architecture, its performance, availability, scalability and cost benefits and lessons learnt in use of SOLR to provide mailbox search capability for AOL mail users.

Rishi Easwaran is a Principle software engineer working with the AOL mail team since 2008 and the tech lead for our existing mail search infrastructure and Re-architecture efforts to implement a Multi-tiered high availability, large scale Hybrid-SOLR Cloud solution. Over the years the entire team focused on performance, availability and scalability of SOLR and in our efforts to accomplish this we dove into the source code and have a close working knowledge and experience with SOLR.