The Fifth Elephant 2014

A conference on big data and analytics

Shalin Mangar


How to deploy a 50 node SolrCloud cluster on AWS in 15 minutes

Submitted Jun 15, 2014

The objective of this short talk is to demonstrate the newly open sourced Solr Scale Toolkit which makes setting up and managing a SolrCloud cluster on AWS a snap.


SolrCloud is a set of features in Apache Solr that enable elastic scaling of distributed search indexes using sharding and replication. In this session, I will introduce and demonstrate a new open source project called the Solr Scale Toolkit (solr-scale-tk) which provides tools and guidance for deploying and managing SolrCloud in cloud-based platforms such as Amazon EC2.


A basic familiarity with Solr, SolrCloud and AWS is good to have but everyone is welcome.

Speaker bio

I am a committer on Apache Lucene/Solr since 2008 as well as a member of the Lucene/Solr project management committee. I’ve worked at AOL for five years on vertical search, content mangement systems, social/community platforms and anti-spam systems as well as AOL WebMail’s Inbox Search system which uses a highly customized version of Apache Solr to service tens of millions of users and more than a billion index/search operations a day. I currently works at LucidWorks Inc. on Apache Solr and LucidWorks Search mostly on the SolrCloud side of things. I also help organize the Bangalore Apache Solr/Lucene Meetup Group which has 350+ members and holds regular meetings of people interested in Lucene, Solr and search in general.


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