Apache Solr training

Apache Lucene/Solr is the world’s most popular and fastest growing search engine. Lucene is the engine itself, while Solr is the search server making it easy to build applications. The technology is free software and competes directly with commercial solutions like Microsoft FAST ESP/FSIS/FSIA, Exalead, MarkLogic, Google Search Appliance (GSA), Autonomy IDOL and more. Read more about Solr at www.cominvent.com

Solrtraining.com offers education and tailored training for Apache Solr and Lucene as detailed in the figure below.

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Solr functional introduction

Prerequisites: None

Target group: Anyone who need to understand search

This 1/2 day introduction course gives your staff an introduction to Search, Open Source, the Apache Software Foundation, Lucene & Solr and all the main features of Solr. The participants will learn how search is different to databases, and how to utilize search to solve real business problems. There is also room for diving into your specific questions in a whiteboard session.


  • Introduction to Information retrieval
  • Apache Foundation, Open Source & Lucene/Solr
  • Terminology, Solr features & capabilities
  • Solr architecture overview: Scalability, Security, Connectors, Middleware
  • Operations, Monitoring, Query analytics

Scheduled for your company on-site, on-demand. Unlimited number of participants. Price: NOK 18.000. (see USD)

Public training classes available. Price per seat: NOK 4.000. (see USD)

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Solr technical introduction

Prerequisites: “Introduction to Solr”

Target group: Solr developers, Front-end developers, Operations people, other tech staff

This 1/2 day course goes further from the functional aspects into the inner workings of Solr. We’ll cover the main configuration files and a deeper understanding of major features. Participants will install Solr on their laptop, and index&search some content. The training will help the developer understand Solr/Lucene architecture, various ways to interface with Solr, how indexing really happens and much more. This is meant as a first taste, to get the developer kick-started into playing with Solr herself.


  • Installation, Indexing concepts
  • Querying, Query Parsers and parameters
  • Solr architecture and important concepts
  • Schema.xml, field types and analysis
  • Solrconfig.xml, request handlers, search components
  • Hints & tips

Scheduled for your company on-site, on-demand. Unlimited number of participants. Price: NOK 18.000. (see USD)

Public training classes available. Price per seat: NOK 4.000. (see USD)

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Prerequisites: “Introduction to developing with Solr”

Target group: Developers who will implement a search solution using Solr

This 2-day course builds on the introduction courses, and gives the skills necessary for developing a real search application using Solr. We go in-depth on configuring Solr including FieldTypes and Analysis, linguistic processing, parsing rich document formats, crawling file systems, and securing your search application. We also go through the basics of relevancy tuning and performance tuning. This course lays a good foundation for an optional future certification.


  • Planning the search application
  • Case study: Yellow Pages
  • Analysis
  • More Solr features
  • Advanced querying
  • Lucene basics
  • Relevancy
  • GEO search
  • Case study: Intranet search
  • Connecting your sources
  • Security
  • Scaling with SolrCloud
  • Best practices
  • Extending Solr

Scheduled for your company on-site, on-demand. Up to 10 participants. Price: NOK 72.000. (see USD)

Public training classes available. Price per seat: NOK 12.000. (see USD)

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Prerequisites: “Solr developer”

Target group: Developers who need a deeper understanding of configuring fault tolerant and/or large-scale search clusters

This 1-day course teaches the student how to setup and handle a large-scale fully fault tolerant Solr installation.


  • Sizing basics
  • Feeding efficiency
  • Query & cache tuning
  • How to benchmark performance
  • HW and JVM options
  • Growing an existing cluster

This is an advanced course delivered on-site, on-demand with a maximum of 10 Solr developers. Price: NOK 44.000. (see USD)

Public training classes available. Price per seat: NOK 8.000. (see USD)

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Tailored training

Do the above offerings not match your needs? We offer workshop-style training tailored to your specific needs.

Perhaps you have developers who already know Solr pretty well, but need to get to the next level in utilizing the product or need insight into tuning relevancy, connecting to a certain set of data sources or similar.

Also for customers using Microsoft FAST ESP or Sharepoint search, we can tailor a training which switches between theory and implementation and thereby bringing your FAST developers up to to speed in the shortest time possible.

Note that this is not a replacement for the courses, and staff who are new to search should always start with the introduction course and then move on to custom training. Take this opportunity to make yourself independent from consultants by quickly understanding how search works.

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Note that early bird discounts and bundle discounts are available – see the signup page.

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