The Power of Lucene

Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Lucene is a powerful, high-performance, full-featured text search engine library that is written entirely in Java and provides a technology suitable for all size applications requiring full-text search in heterogeneous environments.

In this presentation, learn how you can use Lucene with MySQL to offer powerful searching capabilities within your application. The presentation will cover installation, usage, optimization of Lucene, and how to interface a Ruby on Rails application with Lucene using a custom Java server. This session is highly recommended for those looking to add full-text cross-platform, database independent search capability to their application.

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Frank Mashraqi

Opportunities

Frank Mashraqi is a renowned speaker and scalability advisor to several startups. He has nearly a decade of scalability, engineering management and monetization experience. Prior to Opportunities, Frank was Co-founder and VP Technology of XGraph, an advertising company using social graph data to scale highly targeted campaigns. Prior to that, Frank was Director of Business Operations and Technical Strategy for Fotolog where he played a pivotal role in helping Fotolog scale to become the 13th largest website on the Internet (Alexa: based on traffic) and the third most actively used social network in the world (ComScore). He also led the disaster recovery efforts at Fotolog after a SAN crash threatened to put $100M acquisition offer in jeopardy. Frank holds a BBA in Accounting and a BS in Computer Information Systems. He lives in Menlo Park, CA and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs.

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