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Intermediate Solr Training Course

Learn and Master Solr Faster

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Our Solr training classes have a 4.48/5 rating based on 40 reviews

This 8-hour online course, split over the course of two days, helps you and your team understand the differences and use-cases for Solr and SolrCloud, create Spatial Search and Function Queries, perform Document Grouping and more. You will further learn how to tune and scale Solr and SolrCloud to boost your productivity and save time, as well as various operational elements, like monitoring or backups. This online training covers Solr 7.x, 8.x and 9.x. See the course outline below for more li.

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Your Apache Solr instructor is Radu Gheorghe, an active Solr engineer and consultant with years of experience helping enterprise, medium and small organizations from 15+ different industries. Here are some issues Radu Gheorghe solved for Sematext clients recently:

  • Designed and deployed leader-follower and SolrCloud based architectures from small businesses to large scale enterprises use-cases
  • Improved search relevancy to provide on-point results in various business use cases from e-commerce to health industries
  • Optimized clusters handling thousands of queries per second
  • Helped clients reduce operational costs by optimizing the amount of hardware needed as a result of SolrCloud tuning
  • Diagnosed and suggested solutions for various JVM related issues - from garbage collector problems to heap usage reduction without costs increase

What's Included

  • 8 hours online training
  • A digital copy of the training material
  • Docker Compose files, configs, scripts, etc.
  • Certificate of Completion

Next Class Dec 7-8, 2022

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Price $800

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On-site training available upon request

Looking for an extended knowledge-based Solr training covering form beginner to an advanced level? You’ve come to the right place.

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Why attend?

  • Small, interactive, instructor-led classes
  • Lots of hands-on exercises, tutorials and training materials
  • Customized learning experience
  • More flexibility - no need to travel
  • Real-world use cases and scenarios
  • Get our Solr certification - Certificate of Completion included

Who should attend?

This Solr online course is designed for technical attendees with basic Solr experience: A person should be able to index data to Solr, run queries, work with Solr analysis and use faceting. Experience with Linux systems is not a must, but a basic familiarity with running shell commands (e.g., using curl command) will make the course more enjoyable.


Sematext's Core Solr or pre-existing knowledge of Solr concepts covered in Core Solr.

What attendees say

For a non-native English speaker student, this course was a crystal clear explanation of Solr and all the sweetest juice you can extract from your text searches. Even if you think you know enough Solr, I wholeheartedly recommend this course for you.

Nestor Arturo Fernandez Ricaurte
Senior Developer - Legis

Thank you for a very informative training, such a wealth of information that I truly enjoyed learning about.

Vickie Jean Charles
Sr. System Engineer - Xactly Corporation

If you are serious about getting Solr right, this is the course for you. Simply put, it's the best Solr instruction for those who want to master this domain and use Solr in the real world

Architect at Large Cloud Company

Upcoming Classes

Pick from the Solr Online Course matching your exact needs. Delivery method: Live Online. Time: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET (2 sessions).

solr Intermediate Solr
Dec 7-8, 2022
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Course Outline

Solr Architecture
  • Solr leader-follower architecture
  • SolrCloud architecture
  • Solr leader-follower vs SolrCloud
  • Using JSON request API
  • Searching using JSON queries
  • Using compound queries
  • Faceting
  • Aggregation functions
  • Nested faceting
  • Lab:
    • Searching for documents
    • Using compound queries
    • Using JSON facets
    • Using aggregation functions
    • Using nested faceting
Spatial Search
  • Indexing spatial data
  • Spatial filters
  • Distance function queries
  • Bounding box field
  • Heatmap faceting
  • Lab:
    • Configuring spatial field types
    • Indexing spatial data
    • Searching for documents within distance from a point
    • Sorting documents on the basis of a distance
    • Boosting documents on the basis of distance
Documents Grouping
  • Grouping documents by field value
  • Grouping documents by function value
  • Grouping documents by query
  • Paging in grouped results
  • Controlling the number of groups and documents count
  • Sorting inside groups
  • Documents grouping and faceting
  • Using collapse query parser
  • Using expand component
  • Lab:
    • Displaying top matching document per group
    • Sorting grouping results
    • Controlling the number of displayed documents and groups
    • Sorting inside groups
    • Using queries for creating document groups
    • Displaying the number of calculated groups
    • Using faceting with grouping
    • Using collapse parser to execute efficient grouping
  • Flat documents approach
  • Nested documents
  • Dynamic query time joins
  • Lab:
    • Working with nested documents
    • Working with query-time joins
Configuring Solr Internals
  • General solrconfig.xml section
  • Replication
  • Update request processors
  • Language detection
  • Slow query log
  • API v2
  • Lab:
    • Preparing leader-follower replication
    • Language detection during document indexing
    • Configuring slow logging
Tuning Solr
  • Indexing buffer size
  • Auto commit tuning
  • Caches
  • Warming up
  • Lab:
    • Configuring indexing buffer
    • Configuring auto commits
    • Configuring warming queries
Scaling Solr & SolrCloud
  • Solr leader & follower configuration
  • ZooKeeper role explained
  • Working with ZooKeeper
  • Sharding
  • Using Collections API
  • SolrCloud Replica Types
  • Caches in SolrCloud
  • Aliases
  • Lab:
    • Creating collections
    • Creating aliases
    • Setting up caches for rapidly changing data
    • Setting up caches for high querying scenarios
  • Running Solr as a service on Linux and Windows systems
  • Backing up Solr leader follower
  • Backing up SolrCloud
  • Monitoring using JMX
  • Monitoring using SPM
  • Key Metrics to Monitor

Main Topics

  • Solr leader-follower Architecture
  • SolrCloud Architecture
  • Using Spatial Search & Heatmap Faceting
  • Grouping Documents using Various Criteria
  • Working with Relations
  • Using JSON API
  • Understanding Apache Solr Configuration
  • Indexing Buffer, Automatic Commits, Caches & Warming Up
  • Sharding and Replication in SolrCloud
  • Working with Collections
  • Installing Solr
  • Key Apache Solr Metrics to Monitor

Course key takeaways

After taking this course you will:

  • Understand the differences and use-cases for Solr and SolrCloud
  • Create Spatial Search and Function Queries
  • Perform Document Grouping
  • Configure and tune Query Spellchecking and Suggesters

Setup requirements

  • Participants must use their own computer with OSX, Linux, or Windows, with a recent version of Java installed.
  • Participants should be comfortable using a terminal/command line.

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