Last week, a bunch of Sematextans were at Lucene Revolution conference in Dublin, where we were both sponsors and presenters. There were a number of interesting talks and we saw great interest in SPM from people who want to use it to monitor Solr (and more) and want to send their logs to Logsene, which confirmed Sematext is going in the right direction and is creating products and services that are in demand and solve real-world problems.
Below are the slides from one of our four talks from the conference. This talk was about our experience using Solr as an alternative data store used for SPM, in which we share our findings and observations about using Solr for large scale aggregations, analytical queries, applications with high write throughput, performance improvements in Solr 4. 5, the lower memory footprint of DocValues, and more.