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Who are major competitors to Solr?

2nd September 2010

My answer to Who are major competitors to Solr? on Quora

ElasticSearch is a really interesting one—it’s the same underlying search library (Lucene) and the same integration model (an HTTP interface) but takes quite a different approach. It hasn’t been around for a long time but it looks very impressive:

Other than that, popular open source search engines include Sphinx and Xapian. I’m a big fan of talking to a search engine via HTTP, so I’ve been keeping an eye on the project which does that for Xapian.