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Cominvent AS company Presentation


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Presentation of Norwegian based search consulting company Cominvent AS, focusing on Apache Solr/Lucene/ElasticSearch and other enterprise search and big data technology.

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Cominvent AS company Presentation

  1. 1. enterprise search specialists Jan Høydahl
  2. 2. 2 (11) Cominvent AS Business critical search Lucene, Solr, ElasticSearch Domain knowledge, best practices Consulting SupportTraining
  3. 3. 3 (11) Jan Høydahl 1995: Developer telecom 1998: Java developer 2000: Search - FAST 2006: Lucene 2007: new Cominvent() 2009: Lucene/Solr 2011: Lucene committer 2012: Lucene PMC > 100 projects
  4. 4. 4 (11) Consulting – Cominvent delivers independent search consulting • Technology advice/evaluation • Solution architecture, design & implementation • Staff coaching "For us, he gave a very valuable contribution to our research on migration from commercial to open source-based search technologies, providing first- hand expert knowledge on the subject." Kent Vilhelmsen,
  5. 5. 5 (11) Training – Cominvent delivers training public and on-site – Certified Solr and FAST instructor "Jan Høydahl's teaching had a good mix of instruction and hands-on exercises. In particular we would like to emphasize Jan Høydahl's ability to include our own issues in the course. The training session has been very beneficial" Allan Forsberg, DBC
  6. 6. 6 (11) Commercial Support – Professional support agreement for Lucene/Solr – Delivered in cooperation with OpenESN partners – Read more:
  7. 7. 7 (11) Case study: e-Commerce – Norwegian online book-store – Microsoft based (EPI/SQL..) – Selected Cominvent + Solr – Designed new relevant search: • Balanced relevancy between author, title, metadata • Best sellers and new-comers compete for top-10 – Advanced auto-complete avoids misspellings, shortens path to target – Helped increase conversion rate
  8. 8. 8 (11) Case study: Archive search (FAST-Solr) – Archiving product enabling search in document archive – Many huge installations (100m+) – Used Microsoft FAST InStream as OEM component on Linux – Came to Cominvent when FAST discontinued Linux support – Helped them with pre-study, architecture spec for migrating to Solr including • Multi lingual, adv. linguistics • Parsing 100's of doc.formats • FIXML->Solr without re-feed • Much smaller index footprint!
  9. 9. 9 (11) Case study: Online newspapers – NHST Media Group ( – News search for Norway's leading financial newspaper DN and seven other publications. "Jan helped us migrate our FAST based news search to Solr, including solution architecture and adapting our Java based search middleware. The new Solr powered search performs better on less hardware and has proven to be a stable and robust solution." Petter I. Gustafson
  10. 10. 10 (11) Case study: Intranet & web-crawl – University of Oslo ( – 26 web sites crawled – 48 web sites pushed from CMS – PageRank™ and AnchorTexts – Rank tuning tools – Security filtered CMS results – All common Office doc formats – 100% open source – Joint project with Atilika Inc.
  11. 11. 11 (11) Thank You