Slides from my talk on "Building a Large Scale SEO/SEM Application with Apache Solr" in Lucene/Solr Revolution 2014 where I talk how we handle Indexing/Search of 40 billion records (documents)/month in Apache Solr with 4.6 TB compressed index data.
Abstract: We are working on building a SEO/SEM application where an end user search for a "keyword" or a "domain" and gets all the insights about these including Search engine ranking, CPC/CPM, search volume, No. of Ads, competitors details etc. in a couple of seconds. To have this intelligence, we get huge web data from various sources and after intensive processing it is 40 billion records/month in MySQL database with 4.6 TB compressed index data in Apache Solr.
Due to large volume, we faced several challenges while improving indexing performance, search latency and scaling the overall system. In this session, I will talk about our several design approaches to import data faster from MySQL, tricks & techniques to improve the indexing performance, Distributed Search, DocValues(life saver), Redis and the overall system architecture.