Enterprise search just got a nice pre-holiday surprise with the 4.0-alpha releases of both Apache Solr and Lucene.
Lucene and Solr are two Apache projects that are heavily intertwined–Lucene is the Java library upon which Solr is based, and both projects are deep in the DNA of Apache Hadoop. This ancestry might lead some to regard Lucene/Solr-based products as outmoded when compared to Hadoop and related software, but that would be a mistake. Enterprise search is a big business, and a very viable force within the larger big data movement.
(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)