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From Mike_SearchGuru <>
Subject Re: Which one is better - Lucene OR Google Search Appliance
Date Fri, 28 Nov 2008 08:08:19 GMT

OK basically we ahve 8 million pdf's to index and we have good technical
people in our company.

question is is lucene slower than GSA in terms of indexing pdf's?
are there any costs for licenses if used commercially. If yes then what are
the costs?
what are teh downsides of Lucene as opposed to GSA. these are my questions
and if you can answerr them then it will be great help.


Ian Holsman wrote:
> Mike_SearchGuru wrote:
>> We are evaluating Lucene at the moment and also considering Google Search
>> Appliance. Is there anyone who can guide us on which one is better apart
>> from Google being expensive as we have 8 million PDF's to index.
>> Can someoen help us by clearly identifying whcih one is better.
> Hi Mike.
> Firstly GSA is so much more than just a search library, which is what 
> lucene is. In your analysis you should be looking at things like Solr 
> (which will give you a web interface to the lucene library), and Tika or 
> nutch to actually put your documents into the index itself.
> as for which is better, we have no idea what your requirements are 
> (besides from wanting to avoid spending money) or what your 
> organization's technical capabilities are (are you willing to spend 1-3 
> getting up to speed with the open source tools for example) so it will 
> be hard for us to judge.
> Regards
> Ian

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