Migration from Google Commerce Search to Solr

We have recently migrated topgifter.com from Google commerce search to Solr on Amazon cloud. We now support google commerce like auto suggestion features, faceting, search caching using solr. It was a great experience migrating about 3 million items to Solr. If any of the customers need help with migrating Google commerce search to solr, please feel free to email us at info@kosmex.com

Solr Cloud

At kosmex, we have supported our customer topgifter.com  a gift shopping portal migrating to the new solr cloud platform.

Migration to solr cloud for topgifter has given them capabiility to scale and increase the content on the site. We have been very happy with performance of solr cloud. We specially like the auto sharding, distribution and replication features of solr. We would be happy to help any customers who would be interested in considering migrating to solr cloud for search needs. Please email us at info@kosmex.com for more information

Google Compute Engine

Google has launched compute engine.  Before launching Google Compute Engine, businesses had strict limitations and a high learning curve. With the launch of Google Compute Engine, now customers can use google cloud and launch software on the platform.

Instances on google cloud, are less expensive compared to amazon cloud. Compute Engine is as powerful as AWS and is less expensive. You can see some comparision at

http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/virtual/240003042?pgno=1

 

 

 

Group Referral Software

With a simple java script into their pages, retailers can now decrease customer acquisition cost, increase customer loyalty and decrease the shopping costs.
Maansu.com, a leading Indian retailer is very happy with the results of grouping platform. Please see the testimony of the CEO of maansu.com on their blog at http://maansu.com/blog/?p=72.

Please call us at 4086631442 or email us at info@firstradius.com to see how we can help you.

Autosuggest using Solr

As a consultant to enrich the end user experience on maansu.com, we are working on implementing auto suggest feature on maansu. At maansu, we leverage the power of Lucene to make the user experience better. When we had to implement auto suggest, we leveraged the Termscomponent handler for auto suggest. Thanks to open sourcing of solr, we a small band of engineers were able to provide the complicated feature of auto suggest in couple of days.

Some other reference url’s to get this feature working are http://www.mattweber.org/2009/05/02/solr-autosuggest-with-termscomponent-and-jquery/http://docs.jquery.com/UI/Autocomplete

Email Marketing App using App Engine

You can see a  free email marketing application using Google App Engine and Java at http://sendaps.appspot.com/. You can enter user name, upload contacts file, copy/paste a marketing message and the application will send a email to the users. This sample proto-type application can be extended to act as a email marketing application, which we are hopeful of developing it, sometime soon. It uses GWT, J2EE and is hosted on Google App Engine.