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Pradeep bhatt
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Who are the competitors to Lucene ?
 
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Lucene is not a commercial product, if you want to know about substitutes of Lucene, have a look here or here...

[Edit: Fixed the 2nd URL, I'm losing my sanity]
 
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(I think those are the same links :)
 
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The link says lucene is search engine which author's sample chapter 1 disagrees. Luncene is for information retrieval.
 
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How do you determine what information to retrieve? By searching. From the Lucene home page:
Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.
 
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I think that page is somewhat misleading, as it lumps together various pieces of software that are related to searching. For example, it features Lucene (as a search engine), Solr (a search server based on Lucene) and Nutch (a web spider built on top of Solr). Not all of them are comparable to each other.
 
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I don't think it is misleading, it is a home page for Lucene and related projects.
Same thing for Hadoop home page.
 
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I think Lester was talking about the search engine page, not the Lucene home page.

The thing is, "search engine" means a lot of different things, so I don't really think it's misleading.
 
Pradeep bhatt
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Ankit Garg wrote:Lucene is not a commercial product, if you want to know about substitutes of Lucene, have a look here or here...

[Edit: Fixed the 2nd URL, I'm losing my sanity]


I am aware of that. There will always be competition whether open source or not.
 
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Pradeep bhatt wrote:Who are the competitors to Lucene ?


People sometimes use Sphinx or Xapian.
Or Endeca, or FAST, or Google Search Appliance, or... or they use Solr.

Otis
 
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Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
Pradeep bhatt wrote:Who are the competitors to Lucene ?


People sometimes use Sphinx or Xapian.
Or Endeca, or FAST, or Google Search Appliance, or... or they use Solr.

Otis


Thanks again author. How do they stand against Lucene ?
 
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Pradeep bhatt wrote:
Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
Pradeep bhatt wrote:Who are the competitors to Lucene ?


People sometimes use Sphinx or Xapian.
Or Endeca, or FAST, or Google Search Appliance, or... or they use Solr.

Otis


Thanks again author. How do they stand against Lucene ?


The commercial ones are losing in the long run
The free ones are behind in terms of adoption, community, and maybe some other things. They may be better at something, too.

Otis
 
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...this article is an interesting read
on the subject...

Gian
 
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Open-source, like the dominating Lucene, of course do not require
licensing costs but might demand development resources...

If proprietary products bundle or work with open-source components
such as Lucene, it helps them to have more complete and cheaper
solutions on their shelves.

Cheers,

Gian
 
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Gian Franco wrote:Open-source, like the dominating Lucene, of course do not require
licensing costs but might demand development resources...

If proprietary products bundle or work with open-source components
such as Lucene, it helps them to have more complete and cheaper
solutions on their shelves.

Cheers,

Gian


Example: Attivio uses Lucene at its core, but adds some unique functionality. It ain't cheap, though!

Otis
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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