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Solbase is an exciting new open-source, real-time search engine being developed at Photobucket to service the over 30 million daily search requests Photobucket handles. Solbase replaces Lucene’s file system-based index with HBase. This allows the system to update in real-time and linearly scale to serve millions of daily search requests on a large dataset. This session will explore the architecture of Solbase as well as some of Lucene/Solr’s inherent issues we overcame. Finally, we’ll go over performance metrics of Solbase against production traffic.