May 26, 2018

Sphinx Full-Text Search Engine

Sphinx is an open source full text search server, designed from the ground up with performance, relevance aka search quality, and integration simplicity in mind. It’s written in C++ and works on Linux RedHat, Ubuntu, etc, Windows, MacOS, Solaris, FreeBSD, and a few other systems.

Sphinx lets you either batch index and search data stored in an SQL database, NoSQL storage, or just files quickly easily and 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.

Searching via SphinxAPI is as simple as 3 lines of code, and querying via SphinxQL is even simpler, with search queries expressed in good old SQL.

Sphinx clusters scale up to billions of documents and tens of millions search queries per day, powering top websites such as Craigslist, DailyMotion, NetLog, etc.

And last but not least, it’s open-sourced under GPLv2, and the community edition is free to use.

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