Solbase, the real time open-source search engine, is now available on github. Solbase was developed by Photobucket.com and is built upon Lucene, Solr and HBase. Photobucket has also recently released a real time community activity stream capturing the 4 million daily uploads as well as all of your friends' comments and favorite photos. The foundation of the system is HBase and also employs Kestrel queues. This talk will cover the architecture, implementation details and share many of the lessons learned while developing this real time big data system.