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From Simon Metson <>
Subject Re: Full text search - is it coming? If yes, approx when.
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:58:46 GMT
Does help wrt. the
original post? Cloudant's search is built on Lucene.

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On Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at 14:24, Dennis Geurts wrote:
Hi all,
> Looking at the amount of replies wrt to this topic it seems there's much interest in
full text searching.
> It's really hard to tell how one would expect this feature to be implemented in couchdb
in such a way that it would supersede the nice couchdb-lucene combo.
> That said, if you want a _really simple_ (and probably bad solution performance wise!)
fulltext search implementation, have a look at couchdb lists.
> You decide which _view is sent to the _list function; within the _list function you can
implement your full text search by inspecting the document data in javascript.
> This setup at least allows for replication of the fts functionality and might be just
enough for the OP.
> Cheers, dennis
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Zdravko Gligic" <>
> Date: Tue, Mar 29, 2011 13:49
> Subject: Full text search - is it coming? If yes, approx when.
> To: "" <>
> I have a bit tricky use case of super tagging or rather a somewhat
> hierarchical docs categorization. Several CouchDB gurus have suggested
> that I should look at Lucene and such. My problem is hosting because
> I would most rather go with a cloud solution such as Cloudant and
> forthcoming (I hope it's still forthcoming) CouchBase. Comparatively,
> I have very little amount of data - large number of tiny docs that are
> indexed every which way possible - such that the size of views dwarfs
> the size of docs.
> The full-text-searching problem is best illustrated by the
> full-text-searching hosting state of affairs at Cloudant and CouchBase
> - the only two commercial companies worth mentioning within the
> CouchDb community. Neither one uses Lucene out of the box and only
> Cloudant has their own solution. This means that I could not use a
> redundancy-performance perfect Master-Master replication that is
> hosted by both. This is why either full-text-searching needs to
> become CouchDb's internal first citizen or our hosting friends need to
> internalize and make Lucene their first class citizen.
> P.S. I love both but ...

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