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2006-11-23

Sphinx - Free open-source SQL full-text search engine

Sphinx

Generally, it's a standalone search engine, meant to provide fast, size-efficient and relevant fulltext search functions to other applications. Sphinx was specially designed to integrate well with SQL databases and scripting languages. Currently built-in data source drivers support fetching data either via direct connection to MySQL, PostgreSQL, or from a pipe in a custom XML format.

Sphinx features

  • high indexing speed (upto 10 MB/sec on modern CPUs);
  • high search speed (avg query is under 0.1 sec on 2-4 GB text collections);
  • high scalability (upto 100 GB of text, upto 100 M documents on a single CPU);"
Thu, 23 Nov 2006 22:09:41 +0000