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With the release of Solr 7 the community around it produced yet another great version of this search engine. As usual, there is an extensive list of changes, bug fixes and improvements that were introduced in version 7. Just to mention a few of the changes like deprecation of Trie field types and introduction of Point types which are faster and use less memory, API to define cluster balancing... Source ... (more)

Solr on Docker – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Video & Slides

Another Lucene/Solr Revolution happened on September 12-15, 2017 in Las Vegas. Sematext was there, exhibiting AND giving two talks! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and attended our two talks: Optimize Is (Not) Bad for You by Rafal Kuc Solr on Docker – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Radu Gheorghe This blog post is about the second presentation which puts together Solr and... Source ... (more)

Top @Docker Metrics | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #AI #CD #Monitoring

Container Monitoring: Top Docker Metrics to Watch By Stefan Thies Monitoring of Docker environments is challenging. Why? Because each container typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual networks, or has various methods of managing storage. Traditional monitoring solutions take metrics from each server and applications they run. These servers and applications running on them are typically very static, with very long uptimes. Docker deployments are different: a set of containers may run many applications, all sharing the resources of one or more unde... (more)

Java 9 Elasticsearch Benchmark

TL;DR: The main question here is: How Does Java 9 Work with Elasticsearch 6? It works well, but don’t expect miracles. Unless you’re using G1, then there are some miracles. With Java 9 fresh out of the oven and Elasticsearch 6 still in the oven but almost fully baked, we thought we should take them out for a spin and find an answer to a couple of questions: do they actually work... Source ... (more)

Docker Orchestrations Compared | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #AI #DX

Docker Orchestrations Compared By Stefan Thies Containerized software is riding a wave of growth, according to latest RightScale survey.  At Sematext we see this growth trend via our Docker monitoring adoption and via Sematext Docker Agent popularity on Docker Hub, where it crossed 1M+ pulls line. This rapid rise of containers now makes Docker the top DevOps tool among those included in RightScale survey. Overall Docker adoption surged to 35 percent, while Kubernetes adoption doubled, going from 7% in 2016 to 14% percent. Although Docker helps with DevOps automation around deve... (more)