Solr is an open source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library. Some of its features include:
- XML/HTTP and JSON APIs
- Hit highlighting
- Faceted search
- A Web administration interface
In Enterprise, Solr is primarily used in Content Station.
Figure: The Search tab in Content Station, showing the Solr facets on the left of the screen (A).
How is Solr run?
Solr runs in a Java servlet container such as Tomcat or Jetty (included in the Solr distribution download).