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From "Pete Lewis" <>
Subject Re: Lucene scalability, performance
Date Mon, 15 Nov 2004 12:55:52 GMT
Hi Venkat

If you want to go against just html pages (maybe with Dublin core tags) then
Swich-E isn't too bad, but it wont be as portable as Lucene plus it doesn't
seem to be as nearly as active on the development side as Lucene (so you'll
get less support in the event of problems).  Swish seems easy to install &
index against just html pages.

If you want something a bit more capable, or if you are going against
structured text files / databases / etc then choose Lucene everytime.

Performance, you'll find that Java Lucene will compare well with C / Perl
Swish, and for your volumes there shouldn't be any problems with Lucene.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Venkatraju" <>
To: "lucene-user" <>
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 12:36 PM
Subject: Lucene scalability, performance

> Hi,
> I plan to use Lucene in a project. The data to be indexed could get
> pretty large (few GBs, with average document size ~ 10-30KB). I have
> seen the numbers on the Benchmarks page - but I wanted to hear if
> others had something to add. Any tips/hints on keeping the searches
> fast enough with such large indexes? Any caveats that I must be wary
> of?
> Also, has someone evaluated Swih-E vs. Lucene in terms of performance
> and scalability?
> Thanks in advance.
> Venkat
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