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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: lucene and databases
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:40:51 GMT
Lucene is agnostic to how (database or not) your content is stored
externally: it's up to you to pull that content out, make Documents
and index them into Lucene.

It is not a great idea to store a Lucene index in a database...

Also, Compass essentially became Elasticsearch.

Mike McCandless

On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 3:56 AM, sreedevi s <> wrote:
> Hi,
>     This is a question to confirm my understanding of lucene when used
> along with databases and clear my doubts. Lucene can be used to read from
> databases(both sql and nosql) but there is no api that supports it.
>  Is there any database that is preferred over other databases for use along
> with lucene?
> Also, if lucene indexes can be put into a db but there is no direct support
> or configuration for it. I read about using jdbcdirectory. Lucene 4.0
> involves significant changes in the API, which Compass undoubtedly does not
> support. Development stopped on Compass over two years ago.
> 2)So in this case what is the suggestion or how to achieve the same
> Any suggestions?
> Best Regards,
> Sreedevi S

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