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Azure Search vs Solr: What are the differences?

What is Azure Search? Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app development. Azure Search makes it easy to add powerful and sophisticated search capabilities to your website or application. Quickly and easily tune search results and construct rich, fine-tuned ranking models to tie search results to business goals. Reliable throughput and storage provide fast search indexing and querying to support time-sensitive search scenarios.

What is 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. Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, and geospatial search. Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.

Azure Search and Solr are primarily classified as "Search as a Service" and "Search Engines" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Azure Search are:

  • Powerful, reliable performance
  • Easily tune search indices to meet business goals
  • Scale out simply

On the other hand, Solr provides the following key features:

  • Advanced Full-Text Search Capabilities
  • Optimized for High Volume Web Traffic
  • Standards Based Open Interfaces - XML, JSON and HTTP

"Easy to set up" is the primary reason why developers consider Azure Search over the competitors, whereas "Powerful" was stated as the key factor in picking Solr.

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What is Azure Search?

Azure Search makes it easy to add powerful and sophisticated search capabilities to your website or application. Quickly and easily tune search results and construct rich, fine-tuned ranking models to tie search results to business goals. Reliable throughput and storage provide fast search indexing and querying to support time-sensitive search scenarios.

What is Solr?

Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, and geospatial search. Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.
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      What are some alternatives to Azure Search and Solr?
      Elasticsearch
      Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
      Amazon CloudSearch
      Amazon CloudSearch enables you to search large collections of data such as web pages, document files, forum posts, or product information. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create a search domain, upload the data you want to make searchable to Amazon CloudSearch, and the search service automatically provisions the required technology resources and deploys a highly tuned search index.
      Algolia
      Our mission is to make you a search expert. Push data to our API to make it searchable in real time. Build your dream front end with one of our web or mobile UI libraries. Tune relevance and get analytics right from your dashboard.
      Amazon Elasticsearch Service
      Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that makes it easy for you to deploy, secure, and operate Elasticsearch at scale with zero down time.
      Swiftype
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      Avatar of Kang Hyeon Ku
      Kang Hyeon Ku uses SolrSolr

      elastic search ์™€ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์œ ๋ช…ํ•œ ๊ฒ€์ƒ‰ ์—”์ง„ ์˜คํ”ˆ ์†Œ์Šค ์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜ ์ด๋‹ค. ์ฒ˜์Œ ์„ค์ •ํ•  ๊ฒƒ์ด ๋งŽ์€๋ฐ, ์–ดํ”Œ๋ฆฌ์ผ€์ด์…˜์˜ ์ดํ•ด๊ฐ€ ์—†๋‹ค๋ฉด ์žฆ์€ ์ˆ˜์ •์ด ํ•„์š”ํ•˜๋‹ค. Solr Client ๋กœ ์ œ์–ด ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์—†๊ณ  Server ์—์„œ ์„ค์ •ํ•ด ์ค˜์•ผํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด ์žˆ์–ด ์„œ๋ฒ„ ์„ค์ •ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ถ€๋ถ„์ด ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๋‹ค. ์„œ๋ฒ„ ์„ค์ •๋งŒ ์ž˜ ๋˜์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด, Client ์ชฝ ์†Œ์Šค๋Š” ๋ณ„๊ฒŒ ์—†๋‹ค.

      ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ ๊ฑด ํ˜•ํƒœ์†Œ ๋ถ„์„๊ธฐ....

      Avatar of The Independent
      The Independent uses SolrSolr

      Full text search is provided by a SOLR cluster. This is done on Master/Slave replication with Varnish as a cache.

      Avatar of Blue Kangaroo
      Blue Kangaroo uses SolrSolr

      Personalized search engine (for content-based filtering)

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      nextdocdev uses Azure SearchAzure Search

      Used to build a mechanism to find the documents

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      Satoru Ishikawa uses SolrSolr

      ๆŸใƒ—ใƒญใƒ—ใƒฉใ‚คใ‚จใ‚ฟใƒชใชWebใ‚ขใƒ—ใƒชใ‚’ๅ‹•ใ‹ใ™ใฎใซๅฟ…่ฆใ ใฃใŸ(ใ‚คใƒณใ‚นใƒˆใƒผใƒซใจๆง‹็ฏ‰ใฎใฟ)

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      SAP Hybris uses SolrSolr

      standard hybris-commerce implementation

      Avatar of Chris Riley
      Chris Riley uses Azure SearchAzure Search

      Application Global Search

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