Introduction to Apache Solr

Working with Apache Solr

The Introduction to Apache Solr training course teaches developers and administrators the skills and knowledge needed to use Apace Solr as an data index or data store.

The Working with Apache Solr course begins with a survey of what Solr is and how it relates to modern architectures and uses. With the foundation laid, the course then examines how to configure Solr from a data schema and index configuration perspective. Next querying Solr in a variety of ways and indexing and updating of data is discussed.

The Introduction to Apache Solr course concludes with a discussion of installing, managing, and scaling Solr.

Course Summary

Learn how to configure and work with Apache Solr.
Developer and system administrators building applications that rely on Solr for querying.
Skill Level: 
Learning Style: 
2 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Describe what Solr is and why and when it is used.
  • Understand typical document indexing and searching strategies
  • Create and configure Solr schemas and data types using schema.xml
  • Configure Solr indexes with solrconfig.xml
  • Search Solr using Solr query syntax including facets, ranges, grouping, and sorting via HTTP
  • Update Solr indexes by indexing, updating, and deleting via HTTP
  • Install, configure, and run a simple Solr instance
  • Understand the Solr runtime and how it relates to Java.
  • Describe how to scale Solr using Solr Cloud.
Introduction to Apache Solr is part of the Apache Training curriculum.

What You'll Learn

In the Introduction to Apache Solr training course you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to Apache Solr
    • What is Solr?
    • Why use Solr?
    • Solr, NoSQL, CQRS
    • Parsing the Solr Feature List
    • Solr Resources
  • Solr Concepts, Constructs, and Terminology
    • How Solr Works In A Nutshell
    • Defining Structures
    • Taking Actions
    • Running Solr Servers
  • Schemas
    • Overview
    • Fields
    • Field Types
    • Analyzers
    • Tokenizers
    • Filters
    • CopyField
  • Indexing and Manipulating Documents
    • Indexing
    • HTTP
    • DataImportHandler
    • Updating
    • Deleting
  • Solr Queries
    • Basic Query Components
    • Query Parameters
    • Sorting
    • Faceting
    • Highlighting
  • Solr Server Configuration and Administration
    • Config files
    • JRE basics
    • Core Administration
    • Solr Cloud

Meet Your Instructor


Michael is a practicing software developer, course developer, and trainer with DevelopIntelligence. For the majority of his career, Michael has designed and implemented large-scale, enterprise-grade, Java-based applications at major telecommunications and Internet companies, such as Level3 Communications, US West/Qwest/Century Link, Orbitz, and others.

Michael has a passion for learning new technologies, patterns, and paradigms (or, he has a tendency to get bored or disappointed with current ones)....

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Rich is a full-stack generalist with a deep and wide background in architecture, development and maintenance of web-scale, mission-critical custom applications, and building / leading extraordinary technology teams.

He has spent about equal thirds of his two decade career in the Fortune 500, government, and start-up arenas, where he's served as everything from the trench-level core developer to VP of Engineering. He currently spends the majority of his time sharing his knowledge about Amazon Web Services (...

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