Solr vs Sonic Server: What are the differences?
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.
What is Sonic Server? Fast, lightweight & schema-less search backend. A fast, lightweight and schema-less search backend. It ingests search texts and identifier tuples that can then be queried against in microseconds.
Solr and Sonic Server can be primarily classified as "Search Engines" tools.
Some of the features offered by Solr are:
- Advanced Full-Text Search Capabilities
- Optimized for High Volume Web Traffic
- Standards Based Open Interfaces - XML, JSON and HTTP
On the other hand, Sonic Server provides the following key features:
- Search terms are stored in collections, organized in buckets
- Search results return object identifiers
Sonic Server is an open source tool with 6.82K GitHub stars and 182 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Sonic Server's open source repository on GitHub.