[Esip-discovery] Search as a Service

Mattmann, Chris A (388J) chris.a.mattmann at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Apr 26 13:42:09 EDT 2012

Hi Hook,

Apache Solr has been doing this too, for a while actually. They provide
a Zookeeper-based instance of Solr called "Solr Cloud", in Solr 4.0, 
the current trunk development.

FYI here:



On Apr 26, 2012, at 10:39 AM, Hua, Hook (388C) wrote:

> From the makers of OpenSearch...
> Last week, Amazon's A9 search capability was released as cloud service,
> CloudSearch [1], where one can upload our files to be indexed by their
> service for a scalable discovery mechanism. The usual faceted search and
> ranking are supported. More useful article here [2].
> I suppose this was inevitable.
> It would be interesting to see what impact this may have on Discovery and
> Earth Science Collaboratory. For Earth science data, which is larger than
> the normal use cases CloudSearch is targeting, it may become impractical
> to upload all of our high volume data records. So they do support indexing
> a user-provided Search Data Format (SDF) JSON document instead. Since
> CloudSearch also integrates with Amazon's S3 storage, it does gel well
> with the idea of putting all of our data into the cloud.
> --Hook
> [1] http://aws.amazon.com/cloudsearch/
> [2] http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/12/amazon_aws_cloudsearch/
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