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Lucene Consulting is now Sematext

Our consulting services fall in several categories:
  • Design, architecture, and development of custom Lucene, Solr, Elastic Search, Nutch, Hadoop, and Mahout based solutions
  • Advice about suitable architecture, best practices, scaling, performance, tuning, etc.
  • Advice about hardware requirements and integration with external systems
  • Code and architecture review, mentoring, and troubleshooting
  • Information about other free and commercial Information Retrieval and Information Extraction solutions
Founded by Otis Gospodnetić, a Lucene and Solr consultant and expert, co-author of Lucene in Action and long-time Lucene developer, Lucene Consulting specializes in creating high-performance applications for your full-text search needs. With over 10 years of software development experience, Otis leads his team with a broad vision, an understanding of a wide spectrum of technologies, and proven expertise of Lucene to help you find the perfect solution.
Our team of highly skilled developers can help you identify your needs, define product specifications, and minimize costs by optimizing production software and hardware. We can also assist and mentor your full-time developers, offering them training and support to fully take advantage of the power of our technology.
With our collective experience, knowledge of best practices, and a large collection of reusable software components, we can rapidly create a software solution for you. Aside from quick turnaround time and high quality code, we also pride ourselves in our software development methodology: strong emphasis is placed on unit testing throughout the development process, from the onset of a project. We are avid proponents of Test-Driven Development (TDD) and practice it whenever appropriate. This agile approach lets us remain flexible. Our motto is to keep things "as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein's Principle)
Our team has been working together for several years and has created products and services such as Simpy (acquired by a large multi-national organization). We specialize in information retrieval and extraction. While the most frequently used tools are Lucene, Nutch, Solr, Elastic Search, and Mahout we are also well versed in a host of other products and technologies:
  • Databases technologies: Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Hibernate
  • "NoSQL" technologies: Hadoop, MapReduce, HBase, Voldemort
  • Hazelcast, memcached
  • Servers: JBoss, Oracle Application Server, Tomcat, Jetty, Resin, Apache
  • Web frameworks: Struts, WebWork
  • User interface technologies: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, JSTL, Velocity
For more information please contact us.