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From Andrew Gilmartin <>
Subject Re: Lucene vs RDBMS indexing at scale
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:37:08 GMT
Drew Kutcharian wrote:

> I'm trying to figure out what would be a better approach to 
> indexing when it comes to a large number of records (say 1 billion)

A rule of thumb is that if you want a list of exact matches use a database. If you want a
ranked list of matches use Lucene.

-- Andrew

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