Search Guide
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Chapter 1. Introduction

HDP Search is a full-text search server, designed for enterprise-level performance, flexibility, scalability, and fault-tolerance. HDP Search exposes REST-like HTTP/XML and JSON APIs for use with a wide range of programming languages.

HDP Search consists of:

  • Apache Solr 5.5.0.

  • Banana 1.5 for analytical dashboards on Solr indexes.

  • HDFS connector for indexing data from HDFS into Solr indexes.

The high-level steps for using HDP search are as follows:

  1. Install and deploy HDP Search.

  2. Ingest documents from sources such as HDFS.

  3. Index the data. Documents, and updates to documents, will be available for search almost immediately after being indexed.

  4. Perform a wide range of basic and advanced operations on the indexed documents.


  • This document describes software requirements for HDP Search, followed by installation instructions for specific operating systems.

  • For information about configuring indexes, ingesting documents, and searching indexed documents, see Getting Started with Solr.

  • For detailed information about connecting to data sources and ingesting data on secure and non-secure clusters, see the Connector User Guide.