We do a ton of work with Solr for our clients, so it is great to see that Apache Solr won this year’s Bossie Award for the best open source applications. an award from InfoWorld:
While search engines have transformed the online world as we know it, there is no doubt that companies and research groups can be well served by running their own search engines and creating custom presentations of results. Solr gives them the tools to do this in a fast, scalable implementation that handles rich documents easily, and it can run on any platform that supports Java. It also offers distributed search, replication of results, and developer access via numerous languages and protocols.
Other winners include Drupal, WordPress, Alfresco, etc. Congratulations to all winners!