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Sphinx

Open source full text search server, designed from the ground up with performance, relevance (aka search quality), and integration simplicity in mind
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What is Sphinx?

It lets you either batch index and search data stored in an SQL database, NoSQL storage, or just files quickly and easily — or index and search data on the fly, working with it pretty much as with a database server.
Sphinx is a tool in the Search Engines category of a tech stack.

Who uses Sphinx?

Companies
69 companies reportedly use Sphinx in their tech stacks, including Mollie, Avito, and Craigslist.

Developers
142 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Sphinx.

Sphinx Integrations

Google Drive, Dropbox, Zapier, Google Chrome, and DevDocs are some of the popular tools that integrate with Sphinx. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Sphinx.
Pros of Sphinx
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Simple deployment
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Lots of extentions

Sphinx's Features

  • Output formats: HTML (including Windows HTML Help), LaTeX (for printable PDF versions), ePub, Texinfo, manual pages, plain text
  • Extensive cross-references: semantic markup and automatic links for functions, classes, citations, glossary terms and similar pieces of information
  • Hierarchical structure: easy definition of a document tree, with automatic links to siblings, parents and children
  • Automatic indices: general index as well as a language-specific module indices
  • Code handling: automatic highlighting using the Pygments highlighter
  • Extensions: automatic testing of code snippets, inclusion of docstrings from Python modules (API docs), and more

Sphinx Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Sphinx?
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
MkDocs
It builds completely static HTML sites that you can host on GitHub pages, Amazon S3, or anywhere else you choose. There's a stack of good looking themes available. The built-in dev-server allows you to preview your documentation as you're writing it. It will even auto-reload and refresh your browser whenever you save your changes.
Jekyll
Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.
Centrify
It is privileged identity management and identity as a service solutions stop the breach by securing access to hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services.
Lucene
Lucene Core, our flagship sub-project, provides Java-based indexing and search technology, as well as spellchecking, hit highlighting and advanced analysis/tokenization capabilities.
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Sphinx's Followers
241 developers follow Sphinx to keep up with related blogs and decisions.