To avoid frustration, ensure there is sufficient focus on getting your big data infrastructure to perform optimally. The value of Big Data analysis will follow
Very interesting and something you should take any available data on a ride.
See below a good perspective different from VMware marketing material.
Stress test too specifically for solr
Article talks about hardware and software tuning. Good start but additional focus on improved performance by sharding and tuning of shards would be helpful
Another good tool