With the release of Solr 6 we’ve got the possibility of working with graphs when working with Solr (see more). Using the appropriate query we can retrieve documents representing a graph build out of our documents. The one missing piece was the visualization of the returned results. We thought we can fill that hole and we’ve developed a very simple tool to handle the visualization.
Solr 6.0 and graph traversal support
One of the new features that are present in the recently released Solr 6.0 is the graph traversal query that allows us to work with graphs. Having a root set and relations between documents (like parent identifier of the document) we can use a single query to get multiple levels of joins in the same request. Let’s look at this new feature working both in old fashioned Solr master – slave as well as in SolrCloud.