I’ve got a few good Solr and Sitecore blogs around 75% finished, but I’ve been too busy lately to focus on finishing them. In the meantime, I figure a picture can be worth 1,000 words sometimes so let me post this visual representation of Solr strategies for Sitecore integrations. One Solr core per index is certainly the best practice for production Sitecore implementations, but now that Solr support has significantly matured at Sitecore a one Solr core for all the Sitecore indexes is a viable, if limited, option:
There used to be a bug (or two?) that made this single Solr core for every Sitecore index unstable, but that’s been corrected for some time now.
More to follow!