Fusion in Action
Search, analytics, and big data with Lucidworks Fusion
Guy Sperry
  • MEAP began October 2018
  • Publication in Summer 2021 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617295652
  • 425 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white

A great book for anybody wanting to set up a search engine using Fusion solution.

Julien Pohie
Lucidworks Fusion makes short work of large-scale analytics. Blending the powerful capabilities of best-in-class tools like the Apache Solr search engine and the Apache Spark data clustering framework, Fusion provides a lean, mature data search and analytics platform that expertly combines search and AI. In Fusion in Action, expert Guy Sperry shows you how to get the most from your data by building Fusion-based analytics solutions.

Lucidworks is providing all MEAP readers of Fusion in Action with an extended free trial edition of Fusion 4, so you can practice as you learn using the latest version of the software.

About the Technology

Fusion is a production-grade analytics platform built by Lucidworks on a foundation of the open source tools Apache Solr and Apache Spark. Designed to maximize your productivity, Fusion is easy to set up and configure, saving you valuable time and resources. Fusion can process vast amounts of data, offering business-ready features to search, analyze, and report. You’ll find built-in machine learning for relevance tuning and query intent as well as a full SQL engine and additional security. Fusion in Action covers the current Fusion 4 release, and it’s written so that you can learn this powerful platform using the free trial edition provided by Lucidworks.

About the book

Fusion in Action teaches you to build a full-featured data analytics pipeline, including document and data search and distributed data clustering. You’ll learn foundational search engine concepts, methods for efficient data interaction, and essential Fusion features, all explained in the author’s friendly, straightforward style. In the hands-on projects, you’ll use Fusion as an insight engine with analytics dashboards, and as a database, accessing application data via NoSQL and SQL methods. You’ll dive deep into aggregating data in Fusion and experience the power of search as you integrate and transform data from diverse sources using Fusion’s connectors and pipelines. With the valuable skills you’ll learn from this practical, easy-to-digest guide, you’ll implement solutions that give your customers the best, most relevant data results possible!

What's inside

  • Overview of Fusion and its core services
  • Building a search application
  • Fusion APIs including connectors and query pipelines
  • Creating a document search solution
  • Testing configurations with the query workbench
  • Navigating results with filter queries
  • Incorporating features in your search applications

About the reader

Intended for those familiar with the basics of SQL, JavaScript, XML, and JSON.

About the author

Guy Sperry is an independent consultant, implementing content management and search-related business solutions for state and local government for more than eighteen years. He’s been a member of the Lucidworks Customer Advisory Board since it was created.

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