What is Lily ?

Lily is a scalable repository for storing, searching and retrieving records (or content items, documents, objects, ...) It is a distributed server application that fuses Apache HBase and SOLR and is designed to be used by front-end applications (CMS, DMS, DAM, ...) using the Lily API (Java or REST).

Getting started

To install Lily and give it a quick spin, see Running Lily. To get an overview of all available documentation, have a look at our sitemap.

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 This is the documentation for Lily 1.3. The documentation for other releases can be found through our documentation service.