Timothy Potter – Benchmarking Solr Performance at Scale

Wednesday, Sep. 10th at SendGrid Denver office

5:30-6:10: Networking and Food

Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Emmet Rooney from TEksystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Our friends over at FullContact have taken over the beer sponsorship, so a big thanks to them.

6:10-6:20: Announcements

6:20-7:50: Benchmarking Solr Performance at Scale – Timothy Potter

Organizations continue to adopt Solr because of its ability to scale to meet even the most demanding workflows. Recently, LucidWorks has been leading the effort to identify, measure, and expand the limits of Solr. As part of this effort, we’ve learned a few things along the way that should prove useful for any organization wanting to scale Solr. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how sharding and replication impact performance. Also, no benchmark is useful without being repeatable; Tim will also cover how to perform similar tests using the Solr-Scale-Toolkit in Amazon EC2.​

About Timothy Potter

Timothy Potter is a Lucene/Solr committer and Sr. Engineer at LucidWorks where he focuses on hardening SolrCloud for searching big data and recently co-authored Solr in Action. Tim has over 16 years experience building innovative software solutions that encompass a wide range of technologies and business sectors. Early in his career, Tim was a member of the JBI expert group and was a Senior Software Engineer for the WebLogic Platform at BEA Systems, where he was the chief inventor of several US Patents that helped revolutionize J2EE based application integration. Tim built his first Lucene-based search application in 2007 and has worked extensively with Lucene / Solr ever since. Prior to joining LucidWorks, Tim was the lead architect for a large-scale Solr-based search application for social media content. Mr. Potter has BS in Mathematics and BA in Economics with honors (summa cum laude) from the University of Colorado.​

7:50: Door prizes:

JetBrains IDE License

Books – Provided by O’Reilly Media

8:00: Networking/Food/Drinks at TBD.

Our sponsor, Bandwidth.com, will be hosting the food at a to be determined location. Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.

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