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From Erick Erickson <>
Subject Re: arguments in favour of lucene over commercial competition
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:02:29 GMT
One thing to consider is that you have access to the source,
so worst-case you won't be cut off at the knees by the commercial

Case in point: Fast was acquired by Microsoft, who have since
dropped all future Unix development. Hope all Fast users
really like running their apps on Windows servers.

Here's a start for companies using Lucene:


On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 4:01 AM, jm <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to compile some arguments in favour of lucene as
> management is deciding weather to standardize on lucene or a competing
> commercial product (we have a couple of produc, one using lucene,
> another using commercial product, imagine what am i using). I searched
> the lists but could not find any post, although I remember seeing such
> posts in the past.
> Does somebody kept such posts linked or something? Or does someone
> know of some page that would help me?
> I would like to show:
> - traction of lucene, really improving a lot last couple of years
> - rich ecosystem (solr...)
> - references of other companies choosing lucene/solr over commercial
> (be it Fast or whatever)
> thanks
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