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I’m the creator of Apache Solr, Chief Open Source Architect and Co-Founder at Lucid Imagination, a company dedicated to development and support of Lucene/Solr. I’m also an Apache Lucene/Solr PMC member and committer, an Apache Software Foundation member, and author of various other little things such as Noggit, the fastest streaming JSON parser for Java.
Solr is a free, open source enterprise search platform. If you need a blazing fast search platform that provides tons of feature such as faceted search (those category counts you see on all the shopping web pages), or highly scalable distributed search, check out Solr!