Lucene/Solr full text search gets more kudos


full text search gets more kudos

CMS Wire has posted an article on full-text search in web and enterprise content management and concludes that Lucene with Solr is the de facto choice.

The reasons given aren't new - the quality of the search results, the stability of the (open source) software, the utility of the APIs, etc are all cited. It doesn't mention some of the major sites that now use Lucene/Solr - I find that the LinkedIn search experience is particularly enhanced by use of it.

But it vindicates what we've known for some time, when we too decided to adopt Lucene/Solr as our search technology.

Tags: New Product Development

Paul Walsh

Written by Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh was one of the founders of Cognidox. After a period as an academic working in user experience (UX) research, Paul started a 25-year career in software development. He's worked for multinational telecom companies (Nortel), two $1B Cambridge companies (Ionica, Virata), and co-founded a couple of startup companies. His experience includes network management software, embedded software on silicon, enterprise software, and cloud computing.