I'm working in the Hibernate and Infinispan teams at Red Hat, caring about Lucene
integration in products we support, striving to make it easier to use and to
integrate in well known APIs and patterns, and finally to make it scale better;
I love clean and well performing code.
I've been an early adopter of cloud deployments scaling Lucene to a large number
of requests on Amazon EC2 using Hibernate Search, and after that I worked with
JIRA to make it clusterable via Infinispan.
I've lived in Holland, Italy, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Portugal and the UK;
love OSS and socializing with other developers to improve all and any OSS project.
Version 5.5.2.Final is now available, our latest stable version sporting integration with Hibernate ORM 5 and Apache Lucene 5.3 - the state of the art.
Creating this version to be compatible with these two great OSS projects kept us busy for a good deal of this past year; I remember discussing this option with superstar OSS contributors Uwe Schindler (Apache Lucene developer) and Gustavo Nalle (Infinispan developer) at FOSDEM in January 2015! I am grateful to both for their guidance and suggestions, as driving progress forward is sometimes challenging when we strive to keep backwards compatibility as best as we can.
On top of that, our same small but amazing team as been working hard on Hibernate OGM 5, a bit of Hibernate Validator, incredible performance improvements on Hibernate ORM "classic" and is still tinkering on the internals of Hibernate Search to make an Elasticsearch backend an alternative to plain Lucene.
Feedback about our recent 5.5.0.Final release has been great, and while the good news is that nobody reported significant issues,
some people also pointed out that the new sorting system was a bit limited.
So we’ve been working on enhancing the FieldBridge API to make sure that those more expert users who implement their
own bridging would have a better control on how sorting works as well.
We’ve also started some work to push the performance higher, and overall I’m proud to state that this 5.5.1.Final release
is including some small internal polish, but results in measurable improvements.
The first Candidate Release for Hibernate Search 5.5 is now available, introducing integration with Apache Lucene 5.3
and several nice improvements.
As a reminder on versions: Hibernate Search now requires Hibernate ORM 5.0.0.Final at least, and at the time of writing only
Infinispan 8.0.1.Final supports real time replication of an Apache Lucene 5.3 index.
While Hibernate ORM applies some more polish before releasing the final version,
so did the Hibernate Search team.
Hibernate Search version 5.4.0.CR2 is now available!
It was built and tested with Hibernate ORM 5.0.0.CR3, again we’re just waiting for that to be final but decided
to release another Candidate Release as some fixes and improvements were recently applied.