ApacheCon Europe 2012

Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim, Germany

5–8 November 2012

Battle of the giants: Apache Solr 4.0 vs ElasticSearch

Rafał Kuć

Audience level:
Lucene, Solr & Friends

Wednesday 4:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in Level 1 Right


Come and see how how the long awaited Apache Solr 4.0 (SolrCloud) compares to ElasticSearch and vice versa. You will see various functionalities described followed by real life examples.


In this talk audience will be able to hear about how the long awaited Apache Solr 4.0 (aka SolrCloud) compares to the second search engine built on top of Apache Lucene - ElasticSearch. From understanding the architectural differences and behavior in situations like split - brain, to cluster recovery. From distributed indexing and document distribution control, to handling multiple shards and replicas in a single cluster. During the talk, we will also compare the most used and anticipated features such as faceting handling, documents grouping and so on. At the end we will talk about performance differences, cluster monitoring and troubleshooting.