And it still is faster at indexing, as it isn’t capable of on-the-fly
updates (if something changes, you´ll have to rebuild your index).
I see Sphinx as an option if your full text search functionality isn’t
that complicated (Sphinx can’t do partial matches or fuzzy search) or
your indexed models don’t change much.
Solr is a full blown full text search tool with most of the features
you’ll see in “enterprise” tools like fuzzy searching (that enables
things like Google’s “did you mean?” feature), stop words removal,
faceting and a simple way to write your own customized filters (and
loads of documentations if you need to tweak it).
I tried Ferret and it had loads of problems, specially with concurrent
access, tried Sphinx but the lack of on-the-fly updates, partial
maches (there’s a hack to get this working, but it’s a hack) and fuzzy
search lead me to try Solr and now I have no reason to look back
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On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Frederick C.