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2007-10-08

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

"Sphinx is a full-text search engine, distributed under GPL version 2.

[...] 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 sources support fetching data either via direct connection to MySQL or PostgreSQL, or using XML pipe mechanism (a pipe to indexer in special XML-based format which Sphinx recognizes)."

The largest installation has indexed over 1 billion records

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 14:37:14 +0000