Seb Muller

Seb Muller
Seb has been finding things since a young age. This carried over to his professional life where he has worked with search for many years.

Analysing Solr logs with Logstash

Analysing Solr logs with Logstash Although I usually write about and work with Apache Solr, I also use the ELK stack on a daily basis on a number of projects. If you’re not familiar with Solr, take a look at some of my previous posts. If you need some more background info on the ELK [...]

Solr: Indexing SQL databases made easier! – Part 2

Last summer I wrote a blog post about indexing a MySQL database into Apache Solr. I would like to now revisit the post to update it for use with Solr 5 and start diving into how to implement some basic search features such as Facets Spellcheck Phonetic search Query Completion Setting up our environment The [...]

Replacing FAST ESP with Elasticsearch at Posten

First, some background A few years ago Comperio launched a nifty service for Posten Norge, Norway’s postal service. Through the service, retail companies can upload their catalogues and seasonal flyers to make the products listed within searchable. Although the catalogue handling and processing is also very interesting, we’re going to focus on the search side [...]

Solr As A Document Processing Pipeline

Recently on a project I got an interesting request. Content owners wanted to enrich new documents submitted to the search index with content from documents already present in the index. We use Solr as the search backend for this particular customer so I started thinking about how to achieve this with Solr. A bit of [...]

Solr: Indexing SQL databases made easier!

Update Part two is now available here! At the beginning of this year Christopher Vig wrote a great post about indexing an SQL database to the internet’s current search engine du jour, Elasticsearch. This first post in a two part series will show that Apache Solr is a robust and versatile alternative that makes indexing [...]


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