Sphinx vs. Lucene

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What is Sphinx?

Sphinx lets you either batch index and search data stored in an SQL database, NoSQL storage, or just files quickly and easily — or index and search data on the fly, working with Sphinx pretty much as with a database server. A variety of text processing features enable fine-tuning Sphinx for your particular application requirements, and a number of relevance functions ensures you can tweak search quality as well.

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.

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What are the cons of using Sphinx?
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What companies use Sphinx?
39 companies on StackShare use Sphinx
What companies use Lucene?
33 companies on StackShare use Lucene


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What tools integrate with Lucene?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Lucene

What are some alternatives to Sphinx and Lucene?

  • 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.
  • Searchkick - Intelligent search made easy

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