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Zero to Full-Text Search in Less than One Day: 5 Easy Steps

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Brian Mitchell, Distributed Systems Engineer, Cloudant
Free cognac-shots, beer, swag, soda & candy-goodies!

A Database Month event:

Adding search to an application can be a daunting task whether you try using Elasticsearch, Lucence, Solr, or AWS's CloudSearch: you have to store text in a specialized database, separate from their transactional data, duplicate data, and write integration (ETL) code to keep everything synchronized. There's also the overhead required to setup, administer, back up, and re-partition your search database as it grows.

Brian will discuss the challenges of adding full-text search to your app, the benefits of Lucene, and how to build an app with Cloudant Search. He will cover:

- Benefits of Lucene's full-text search
- Search Index creation and indexing options
- Querying indexes via the HTTP API
- Pagination
- Coupling Search results with MapReduce index results
- Building an app with full-text search

Brian Mitchell, Distributed Systems Engineer, Cloudant
Brian is a Distributed Systems Engineer at Cloudant ( with a background in fields such as embedded cellular devices, realtime data visualization, and rich web applications. At Cloudant, he focuses on refining the core components of the database to provide a reliable service with rich features that just works.

Swag giveaway at 6:30pm
Power-Networking at 6:40pm
Presentation starts at 6:45pm

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