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From Scott Ganyo <>
Subject Re: Lucene vs. Ruby/Odeum
Date Tue, 17 May 2005 14:33:16 GMT
Interesting, but questionable.  I can imagine three problems with the  
write-up just off-hand:

1) JVM startup time.  As the author noted, this can be an issue with  
short-running Java applications.

2) JVM warm-up time.  The HotSpot VM is designed to optimize itself  
and become faster over time rather than being the fastest right out  
of the blocks.

3) Data access patterns.  It is possible (I don't know) that Odeum is  
designed for quick one-time search on the data without reading and  
caching the index like Lucene does for subsequent queries.

In each case, there is a common theme:  Lucene and Java are designed  
to perform better for longer-running applications... not start,  
lookup, and terminate utilities.


On May 16, 2005, at 9:41 PM, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:

> Some interesting stuff...
> lucene
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