Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Hadoop and Solr popularity continue to scale well

Blue lines: Hadoop
Red lines: Solr

A quick check of Google Trends shows that Apache Solr (the search server based on Lucene) and Hadoop (the open-source implementation of MapReduce) are popular query terms -- and becoming more popular by the day. (For links to the news stories labelled with flags 'A', 'B', 'C', etc., go to this Google Trends page.)

Likewise: Job trend data from leaves little doubt that Hadoop and Solr skills are increasingly in demand:
Bottom line? If you're a developer, enrichening your Hadoop and/or Lucene+Solr skills can only be considered a good investment.