02 March 2008
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Sphinx is just another search engine. something like Xapian.

I'm rebuilding the search function for Zorpia these days. the user table is somehow 9,000,000+, it's pretty slow to query SQL directly. so we guess we need use a search engine to rebuild our search function.

Xapian and Sphinx is coming into our eyes. frankly we don't know much about them. I just spend some hours on Sphinx (haven't do Xapian index yet. but both are installed) and find the indexer part in Sphinx is pretty easy to understand and configured. u just need write a conf and Sphinx indexer will take care of the left. I'm pretty happy with this. anyway, someone will say that's not controllable. but it's OK when it meets our demand.

I think I'll do Xapian indexer later and do search part of both. But basically the idea behind search engine is somehow the same.

That's it, I'll write more when I'm free.

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