The largest Lucene/Solr conference in the world

October 11-14th, 2016 Boston, MA


Over the past few years, Apache Solr has made great strides as a first-class search-first NoSQL database, with significant improvements in stability, scalability, and aggregation capabilities. The recent releases of Solr have increased usability, providing better cluster management functionality, giving analysts and data scientists better stats and aggregations, and driving scalability and stability to meet emerging big data applications.


Two-Day Training Workshops (October 11-12, 2016):

Solr Unleashed
Solr Under the Hood
Solr and Big Data

One-Day Training Workshop (October 12, 2016):

Getting Started with Lucidworks Fusion

Conference: October 13-14, 2016

Conference Fees

Conference Fees Super Early Bird
(Through April 30)
Early Bird
(May 1 - July 15)
(July 15 - Sept 15)
(Sept 16 - Oct 13)
Conference Only $695 $895 $1095 $1195
One-Day Fusion Training + Conference $1495 $1695 $1895 $1995
Two-Day Solr Training + Conference $2295 $2495 $2695 $2795

Course Summaries

Solr Unleashed

A Hands-On Workshop for Building Killer Search Apps

Starting with the fundamentals of search and Apache Solr, this two-day course covers:

  • Setting up a Solr cluster
  • Creating and updating schemas
  • Indexing data
  • Searching
  • Tuning relevance
  • Extended features such as geospatial search, spell checking, highlighting, etc.
  • Analytics and visualizations using Solr

Solr Unleashed is intended to provide the grounding required to build rock solid and scalable search applications that provide relevant results.

Who Should Attend?

This hands-on course is intended for developers, and is primarily designed for people who have experience developing web applications. However, by providing an excellent introduction to Solr, it brings value to all professionals who will be involved in architecting, evaluating, deploying, or managing applications based on Solr. It serves as a pre-requisite for most of our other courses.

Solr Under the Hood

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Solr

To build and troubleshoot large-scale search applications, developers need to understand topics of increasing complexity within Solr. This two-day course covers topics such as:

  • Underlying architecture
  • Performance, sizing, and scaling of a Solr cluster
  • Garbage collection
  • Sharding
  • Caching, latency, and near real-time requirements
  • Field-level analysis chains
  • Commonly encountered scenarios with troubleshooting guidelines

Who Should Attend?

This hands-on course is for advanced professionals who want to move from Solr developers to Solr rock stars.


Solr Unleashed or at least 1-2 years of hands-on experience developing applications in Solr.

Solr and Big Data

Solr has been integrated into the stack of almost every major Hadoop and NoSQL vendor—including Hortonworks, Cloudera, MapR, DataStax, and Couchbase. This two-day course provides hands-on experience with the interplay of Solr and big data technologies using specific use cases such as enterprise search with large document sizes and volumes, and log analytics with near real-time requirements. Topics covered include:

  • High-level introductions to Solr, Hadoop, and NoSQL
  • Indexing to Solr from Hadoop using the Lucidworks connector
  • The MapReduceIndexer tool that creates and stores Solr/Lucene indexes on HDFS
  • High-volume indexing using Flume
  • The Couchbase connector
  • Applications involving Solr and other NoSQL databases


Solr Unleashed or equivalent experience, as well as some high-level familiarity with Hadoop and NoSQL. Hands-on labs will abstract the setting up of Hadoop and NoSQL databases, and focus more on how they connect and interplay with Solr.

Getting Started With Lucidworks Fusion

This one-day course provides a technical overview of Fusion– Lucidworks' product that makes getting the most out of Solr that much easier. Attendees will learn:

  • How Fusion overlays on top of Solr
  • How to set up collections and data connectors using Fusion
  • How to modify the data stream going into Solr via Fusion index pipelines
  • How queries can be improved and marked up prior to being sent to Solr using Fusion’s query pipelines
  • How to set up security and group authentication using Fusion’s built-in security infrastructure
  • How to use and interpret Fusion’s Signals feature to close the feedback loop between search users and the search engine
  • How to use the Relevancy Workbench, designed to give business users an easy entry into search engine customization


Solr Unleashed or equivalent experience. This course is targeted at developers and power users who know Solr, but want to learn Fusion.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that there may be legitimate reasons to cancel! If you need to cancel, please send your written request to by September 11, 2016. Cancellations within 30 days of the event are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person up until September 27, 2016 by providing authorization to us at Confirmed and paid attendees who do not attend or who cancel after the deadline are liable for the entire fee. In the unlikely event of cancellation of the conference, the liability of Lucidworks is limited to the return of paid registration fees.

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Lucene/Solr Revolution is the largest gathering place of Lucene/Solr users, developers, and vendors. Sponsoring Revolution is an ideal opportunity to recruit Lucene/Solr talent and showcase your brand, products, and services to organizations interested in leveraging Lucene/Solr and related technologies to solve their search and big data challenges.

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    Sematext is a Products & Services company headquartered in NYC and presence in Europe focused on Search, Performance Monitoring, Log Management, and Analytics. SPM provides Monitoring for Solr, Elasticsearch, Kafka, Docker, Node.js, Spark, etc. Logsene provides Log Management & Search Analytics. Sematext also offers Solr & Elasticsearch Consulting, Production Support, and Training.

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