Solr vs Groonga: What are the differences?
What is Solr? An open source enterprise search server based on Lucene search library, with XML/HTTP and JSON APIs, hit highlighting, faceted search, caching, replication etc. Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, and geospatial search. Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.
What is Groonga? * An open-source full-text search engine and column store*. It is an embeddable super fast full text search engine. It can be embedded into MySQL. Mroonga is a storage engine that is based on it.
Solr and Groonga can be primarily classified as "Search Engines" tools.
Some of the features offered by Solr are:
- Advanced Full-Text Search Capabilities
- Optimized for High Volume Web Traffic
- Standards Based Open Interfaces - XML, JSON and HTTP
On the other hand, Groonga provides the following key features:
- Storage Engine
- Easy to use
Groonga is an open source tool with 542 GitHub stars and 109 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Groonga's open source repository on GitHub.