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From:Christiaan Kortekaas Date:August 24 2009 5:28am
Subject:Re: Eventum Solr plugin
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Hi Bryan

Your search plugin sounds fantastic! I look forward to it and being able to
go with Innodb for MySQL. I also strongly suggest upgrading Eventum from
PearDB to Zend DB. It's not that hard to do and it means you can use PDO or
MySQLi drivers if you choose for extra performance. In my testing the PDO
drivers have been the fastest most of the time. It also means you can use
integrated FireBug/FirePHP debugging and database query profiling with Zend

By the way have you or anyone else done any testing of Eventum on MySQL 5.4?
The InnoDB performance tweaks in 5.4 look excellent and have prevented us
from planning switching to that other unmentionable open source database for
our apps :)

Well that and we really love SQLYog more than Toad..and we've been lazy and
used some mysql-only SQL syntax in some of our apps.. (replace into etc..on
duplicate key ignore etc).

Please keep us posted on your progress putting the plugin into trunk.


On 21/08/09 6:44 PM, "Bryan Alsdorf" <bryan@stripped> wrote:

> Hi Christiaan,
> Christiaan Kortekaas wrote:
>> Hi All
>> Just wondering if anyone has written a plugin to put all the eventum issue
>> data into an Apache Solr index and keep it in sync?
>> This would help with scaling (we have over 400k eventum issues and >3
>> million full text emails) and allow for faceting (see a site like
>> or for how great
>> search faceting can be) and much more powerful command line style searches.
> Impressive, this is by far the largest installation I have heard of.
>> No offence meant to MySQL on this, as they are not the same types of systems
>> ­ but Solr is great for search performance and features with a MySQL Innodb
>> backend as the authoritative source. This is how we run the Fez software
>> ( which itself its loosely based around Eventum
>> code (though we are using Zend DB rather than Pear DB these days ­ PDO is
>> awesome)
> Yes, using the InnoDB engine will provide much better performance. Internally
> at MySQL we 
> switched Eventum from MyISAM to InnoDB along time ago. I implemented a search
> plugin 
> system that would make it fairly trivial to add any indexing system. I used
> the very 
> excellent Sphinx search but it should be easy to work with Solr as well.
> Unfortunately I 
> haven't had time to merge this into the main tree, but there is some demand
> for it so I 
> will try to get it in within the next month. Feel free to harass me along the
> way to 
> remind me to get it done. Also if anyone else is interested in helping, please
> let me know.
> Best Regards,

Christiaan Kortekaas
Senior Library Open Sorcerer
Library Technology Service
The University of Queensland, Australia QLD 4072
Telephone : (+61) (7) 3346 4337

Eventum Solr pluginChristiaan Kortekaas19 Aug
  • Re: Eventum Solr pluginBryan Alsdorf21 Aug
    • Re: Eventum Solr pluginChristiaan Kortekaas24 Aug