Fast, lightweight & schema-less search backend

What is Sonic Server?

A fast, lightweight and schema-less search backend. It ingests search texts and identifier tuples that can then be queried against in microseconds.

Sonic Server is a tool in the Search Engines category of a tech stack.

Sonic Server is an open source tool with 5.97K Github Stars and 136 Github Forks. Here’s a link to Sonic Server's open source repository on Github

Sonic Server integrates with

Node.js, Python, PHP, Go, and Rust are some of the popular tools that integrate with Sonic Server. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Sonic Server.

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Sonic Server's Features

  • Search terms are stored in collections, organized in buckets
  • Search results return object identifiers
  • Search query typos are corrected
  • Insert and remove items in the index
  • Auto-complete any word in real-time
  • Full Unicode compatibility
  • Networked channel interface
  • Easy-to-use libraries

Sonic Server's alternatives

  • Solr - An open source enterprise search server based on Lucene search library, with XML/HTTP and JSON APIs, hit highlighting, faceted search, caching, replication etc.
  • Sphinx - Open source full text search server, designed from the ground up with performance, relevance (aka search quality), and integration simplicity in mind
  • Lucene - A high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java
  • Searchkick - Intelligent search made easy

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