Choose Your Route to Open Source Search

26 March 2013

One of the biggest influences on the enterprise search market over the last few years has been the rise of open source search software. Open source search can match the closed source offerings in terms of accuracy and features, and with zero license cost can offer highly  economical scalability. However like all search software, implementations using open source should be carefully planned and executed for the best result.

There are many choices as to how you can implement open source search – you can build it internally, buy in specialist help or choose a packaged or cloud-hosted solution based on open source. At Enterprise Search Europe we are offering a number of sessions led by experts in the field to help you choose the best approach for your needs.

  • A hands-on workshop on implementing open source search software (Tuesday 14 May). We will be building a real search application using freely available software, with experts on hand to show you how easy this is to do.
  • A panel of expert speakers talking about trends and opportunities with open source search (Wednesday 15 May), including Eric Pugh, the co-author of Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server, the first book on Solr and Daniel Lee, CEO of Artirix who offer a cloud based Search Application Platform backed by open source search.
  • The Open Source Search Track (also on Wednesday 15 May) features talks on how the City of Antibes implemented open source search for their intranet, and how Shopping24 constantly monitors and improves their open source search application. We're very pleased to have René Kriegler, co-founder of the London Open Source Search Meetup as one of the speakers for the latter session.
  • Plus don’t miss a packed programme featuring enterprise search experts and practitioners, including Ed Dale from Ernst & Young, Steve Arnold, Joe Lamantia and many more.


Charlie Hull smallOpen source search expert Charlie Hull will be hosting both the panel and the open source search track and will be available throughout the event to answer any questions you have on open source search, and to help you make the most of open source opportunities. Together with Tyler Tate, Charlie will also be co-hosting a post-conference Meetup networking event in a nearby pub on the evening of Wednesday 15 May where open source search is sure to be a topic of discussion! Keep an eye out for further details about this event.

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