Scaling search platforms for serving hundreds of millions of documents with low latency and high throughput workloads at an optimized cost is an extremely hard problem. BloomReach has implemented Sc2, which is an elastic Solr infrastructure for Big Data applications, supporting heterogeneous workloads and hosted in the cloud. It dynamically grows/shrinks search servers to provide application and pipeline level isolation, NRT search and indexing, latency guarantees, and application-specific performance tuning. In addition, it provides various high availability features such as differential real-time streaming, disaster recovery, context aware replication, and automatic shard and replica rebalancing, all with a zero downtime guarantee for all consumers. This infrastructure currently serves hundreds of millions of documents in millisecond response times with a load ranging in the order of 200-300K QPS.
This presentation will describe an innovate implementation of scaling Solr in an elastic fashion. It will review the architecture and take a deep dive into how each of these components interact to make the infrastructure truly elastic, real time, and robust while serving latency needs.