[ic] Flax, Xapian Intergration

Sam Batschelet sbatschelet at mac.com
Mon Aug 27 16:36:01 UTC 2012

On Aug 27, 2012, at 12:13 PM, Jon Jensen <jon at endpoint.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Aug 2012, Jure Kodzoman wrote:
>>> I am working on a site redesign and looking at options for internal site search besides swish-e and came across a few interesting programs. Has anyone played with Xapian or Flax and integrated it into Interchange.  Both have perl clients so wouldn't be too bad to do just curious if anyone has had any experience with it.
>> We have recently done a project with 17 million videos, where (fast) search was really important. After some research, we ended up with Apache Solr, which is really well supported in Perl. It's been a very robust and good solution for us. It's relatively simple to set up and well documented.
> Hi, Sam. We've had good luck with both Solr and Sphinx. Personally I'd start with Sphinx now because it is lighter weight -- no Java, uses less RAM, etc. But they're both really good search systems.
Great input Jure and Jon thank you I am going to research Solr and Sphinx.  Right away I see that Sphinx has a nice easy to follow website being lightweight is a big plus.  Will post more info as I dive deeper.


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