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From Ryan McKinley <ryan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: substituting a db
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2007 17:56:44 GMT
>>
>> I think Solr would handle this better personally, and you'd get 
>> full-text search as an added bonus!  :)   But, of course, it is 
>> advisable to give it a try and see.   Solr is quite easy to get 
>> rolling with, so it'd be well worth a try.
> 
> The one part I am most worried about is that solr would start doing 
> approximations when the amount of data grows big, like in the 500k 
> range, or even once I reach the 1M range.
> Do you know if there is a way to make sure that all facet counts are 
> exact when dealing with this many records, and is it feasible to do 
> this, ie not making it too slow by forcing the exact counts?
> 

solr does not do approximations.  Faceting with large indexes (500K is 
not particularly large) just requires RAM for reasonable performance.

Give it a try, and see what you think.

ryan

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