SOLR: Solr 6.0 and Graph Traversal Support. One of the new features that are present in the recently released Solr 6.0 is the graph traversal query that allows you to work with graphs. Having a root set and relations between documents (like parent identifier of the document) you can use a single query to get multiple levels of joins in the same request. Here’s how this new feature works both in old fashioned Solr master/slave as well as in SolrCloud. Read more

GOOGLE: Releases Search Tools to Simplify the Voter Registration Process. Google is continuing its efforts to encourage people to vote in this November’s presidential election in the United States. With Google’s most recent update, it will provide information directly in the search results about how you can register to vote in your state. The update can be triggered by typing “register to vote” in the search bar. Google will then return detailed state-by-state information about how to vote, including the general requirements and voter registration guidelines. Read more

OPEN SOURCE: Has Open Source Become the Default Business Model for Enterprise Software? SpliceMachine’s decision to open-source its product has become the latest reminder that — in emerging technology markets — open source is increasingly the rule, not the exception. Read the rest

CONNECTOR FRAMEWORKS: How Do I Connect Thee? Let Me Point the Ways. Finally, for content repositories and other sources of searchable data, there are also connector frameworks, such as Apache ManifoldCF, that facilitate the connection between the repositories and various destinations (primarily search servers). Support for a wide variety of repositories, such as Documentum, Alfresco, Sharepoint, etc. is already available. Other custom connectors may also be similarly developed. On the other side, search servers such as ElasticSearch and Apache Solr are supported, amongst others. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems June 2016

IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.

BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.


Search Technology – Daily Tech Update – July 29, 2016

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