Solr vs. Lucene vs. Searchkick

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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.

What is Lucene?

Lucene Core, our flagship sub-project, provides Java-based indexing and search technology, as well as spellchecking, hit highlighting and advanced analysis/tokenization capabilities.

What is Searchkick?

Searchkick learns what your users are looking for. As more people search, it gets smarter and the results get better. It’s friendly for developers - and magical for your users.

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Why do developers choose Solr?
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Why do developers choose Lucene?
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Why do developers choose Searchkick?
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What are the cons of using Solr?
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What are the cons of using Lucene?
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What are the cons of using Searchkick?
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What companies use Solr?
157 companies on StackShare use Solr
What companies use Lucene?
33 companies on StackShare use Lucene
What companies use Searchkick?
3 companies on StackShare use Searchkick


What tools integrate with Solr?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Solr
What tools integrate with Lucene?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Lucene
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What is an alternative to Solr, Lucene, and Searchkick?

  • Sphinx - Open source full text search server, designed from the ground up with performance, relevance (aka search quality), and integration simplicity in mind

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