In a previous post I discussed the management conundrum of Solr and Sitecore and the challenges faced with their differing eco-systems. This post will be more of a technical guide looking at how to configure SearchStax for your Sitecore Solution.
Solr is such an amazingly powerful product full of great features which is hard to beat however the challenge faced by most companies or Sitecore Development shops is that traditionally, Solr is hosted in a totally different ecosystem.
This article describes an issue you may encounter when you are trying to use the faceting capability of Solr. It touches on the way you can use the Sitecore Search API to generate Solr queries which contain facets using Sitecore's FacetOn() LINQ to Sitecore capability.
In this article we look at how you might develop a Federated Search with data using both Sitecore Content and numerous other external data points.
In this article we'll take a look at a realtively simple way in which you can utilise Sitecore to look after managing the indexing of external data for you using Solr as the Search Provider.