Simon is a Lucene core committer and PMC member. During the last couple of years he worked on design
and implementation of scalable software systems and search infrastructure. He studied Computer
Science at the University of Applied Sciene Berlin. Currently, he works as a consultant for Apache Solr,
Lucene Java and Hadoop and is a co-organizer of the "BerlinBuzzwords" conference on Scalability in Berlin.
November 9 11:00AM
Lucene 4.0 is the next intentionally backwards incompatible release of Apache Lucene bringing a large set of fundamental API changes, performance enhancements, new features and revised algorithm. Motivated by state-of-the-art information retrieval research Lucene 4.0 exploits an entire new low-level Codec-Layer, Automaton based inexact search, low-latency realtime-search, Column-Stride Fields and new highly-concurrent indexing capabilities. This talk will introduce Lucene's new major features, briefly explains their implementation, introduces their capabilities and several performance improvements up to 20000% compared to previous versions of Lucene.