FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Paul Borgermans
Day Sunday
Room Ferrer
Start time 15:20
End time 15:35
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Putting Apache Solr to work: eZ Find, a powerful eZ Publish search plugin

After a brief overview of the main features and benefits of Apache Solr (an open source embeddable search server), the architecture of eZ Find (the search plugin for eZ Publish, a PHP CMS), will be presented. The main lessons learned around dealing with a mix of structured and non-structured content, multilingual aspects, tuning and the various state-of-the-art features of Solr will be shared with the audience.

eZ Find is the enterprise grade search engine used for eZ Publish (a CMS written in PHP, with flexible content modeling). The back-end engine used is Apache Solr. The document/field model of Solr together with its powerful features around faceting, filtering, automatic related content and language features are a 1-to-1 match with the CMS used. But is also capable of integrating various data-sources, such as ERP systems or document collections with the use of plugins.