Infinispan isn't just a scalable key/value grid platform: it simplifies execution of distributed query tasks in Map/Reduce style, and it integrates a powerful indexing engine to run full-text searches and efficiently extract information from your largest data collections. This search engine is based on Apache Lucene and provides its most advanced features, such as stackable result filters, faceting, custom text analysis, ranking and similarity formulas, world-class proven performance and reliability. A power user, who is already familiar with Lucene, can switch the roles and use the Lucene's API directly by using the Infinispan Lucene Directory, a special purpose module designed to create an index stored and distributed on Infinispan. After familiarizing with these concepts we'll have a quick demo starring Hibernate Search to show how different approaches can be combined with simple code and known patterns, but still unlocking all the scalability potential of modern cloud technologies.
31st October to 1st November 2011