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From Vince Taluskie <>
Subject Re: Index Sizes
Date Fri, 13 May 2005 22:59:20 GMT
Yes, you'll be fine with 100 million, I've got a couple of non-performance 
sensitive indexes that are more than double that (280M) with about 20 
seachable fields as well. We get results back in the 10-20 second range 
which is fine for our end users.


On 5/13/05, Richard Krenek <> wrote:
> Hypothetically I have 100 million records. Each record has 100+
> fields. Only 20 of those fields need to be searched on, the rest
> (including the 20) are just for display purposes.
> Would it be best to just add the 20 fields to the index and keep the
> rest in a relational database? What affect does all that fluff data
> have on the index size and search speeds? Does it matter that some of
> the fluff data is repeated a lot. (certain fields might just contain
> state a person lives, the color of their hair, number of fingers,
> etc).
> Our indexes are going to be very big, 100 million+ is not an
> exageration. Will Lucene handle this ok? I have created indexes in the
> 8-30 million range, but never this big in the number of documents and
> also the number of fields.
> Thanks for any info you can provide.
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