Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

IndexTank vs. Thinking Sphinx vs. Solr

DZone's Guide to

IndexTank vs. Thinking Sphinx vs. Solr

· Web Dev Zone
Free Resource

Learn how to build modern digital experience apps with Crafter CMS. Download this eBook now. Brought to you in partnership with Crafter Software

When LinkedIn acquired IndexTank and announced that IndexTank services would be discontinued within six months, current customers might have felt an unexpected pang of worry. Not to mention millions of redditors, whose search functionality improved light-years when reddit adopted IndexTank last year.

LinkedIn preemptively assuaged such fears by promising to make key components of the IndexTank API open-source, allowing other cloud providers to provide IndexTank-compatible search services requiring little to no client-side reconfiguration.

But why worry about IndexTank at all, when other open-source search solutions, like Lucene/Solr, are so widely available?

Gautam Rege explains why. For instance:

"Accessibility is awesome. I can create and update documents on IndexTank at will! That is I dont need to index / re-index or add delta’s to my database, because IndexTank is not dependent on my database or even my schema!"

Read Gautam's full discussion here.

Crafter is a modern CMS platform for building modern websites and content-rich digital experiences. Download this eBook now. Brought to you in partnership with Crafter Software.

Topics:

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

THE DZONE NEWSLETTER

Dev Resources & Solutions Straight to Your Inbox

Thanks for subscribing!

Awesome! Check your inbox to verify your email so you can start receiving the latest in tech news and resources.

X

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}