Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Elasticsearch vs SOLR

  • Want to have Compass distributed. 
  • Kimchy started working on a distributed Compass, by integrating with data grid solutions like GigaSpaces, Coherence and Terracotta. At its core, a distributed Lucene solution needs to be sharded. 
  • Also, with the advancement of HTTP and JSON as ubiquitous APIs, it means that a solution that many different systems with different languages can easily be used.
  • It has a very advance distributed model, speaks natively JSON, and exposes many advance search features, all seamlessly expressed through JSON DSL.
  • Solr is also a solution for exposing an indexing/search server over HTTP, but I would argue that ElasticSearch provides a much superior distributed model and ease of use.