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From "Peter Veentjer - Anchor Men" <>
Subject RE: Is Lucene for Me?
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2005 08:07:40 GMT
It is something you have to do yourself and it depends on the

One of our db-searcheengines scans the database for updates periodically
(all records have a 'last-modified' field). 

Another of our solutions doesn`t scan the db, but is activated
by a server application to update the index because something has

So it depends on the requirements how the integration has to take place
and therefore you can`t make a 'one fits all' solution.

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Mag Gam [] 
Verzonden: woensdag 14 september 2005 23:58
Onderwerp: Re: Is Lucene for Me?

How did you integrate Lucene into MS-SQL server?Are there any plans to
integrate Lucene into databases like Apache Derby? Has anyone been able
to integrate them together? Are there any docs we should look at to get
this done?

On 9/14/05, Peter Veentjer - Anchor Men <> wrote:
> We have replaced the MS SQL-server textsearch functionality by Lucene,

> and the responses are a lot quicker now.
> (we have 8.000.000 records).
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Erik Hatcher []
> Verzonden: woensdag 14 september 2005 2:33
> Aan:
> Onderwerp: Re: Is Lucene for Me?
> On Sep 13, 2005, at 8:27 PM, James Reynolds wrote:
> > Please forgive this low tech question, but I'm wondering if Lucene 
> > is an appropriate solution for a challenge I'm facing. I need a 
> > quick look up method for a growing list of customers in a database 
> > (the alphabetical select list has become too cumbersome).
> > Lucene seems to be an excellent option for a key word search, but I 
> > wonder if it's overkill for my relatively simple need. Have other 
> > users leveraged Lucene in this manner?
> Certainly Lucene could do this quite easily, but since you're already 
> using a database it would be worth it to explore whether LIKE queries 
> or full-text capabilities of your database will achieve what you're 
> after without adding another dependency and related code to your
> It wouldn't be overkill to use Lucene for this scenario at all if you 
> can't achieve what you're after within your database as-is.
> Erik
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