Lucene vs MeiliSearch: What are the differences?
Lucene: A high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. Lucene Core, our flagship sub-project, provides Java-based indexing and search technology, as well as spellchecking, hit highlighting and advanced analysis/tokenization capabilities; MeiliSearch: *Ultra relevant, instant and typo-tolerant full-text search API *. It is a powerful, fast, open-source, easy to use, and deploy search engine. The search and indexation are fully customizable and handles features like typo-tolerance, filters, and synonyms.
Lucene and MeiliSearch can be primarily classified as "Search Engines" tools.
Some of the features offered by Lucene are:
- over 150GB/hour on modern hardware
- small RAM requirements -- only 1MB heap
- incremental indexing as fast as batch indexing
On the other hand, MeiliSearch provides the following key features:
- Search as-you-type experience (answers < 50ms)
- Full-text search
- Typo tolerant (understands typos and spelling mistakes)
MeiliSearch is an open source tool with 731 GitHub stars and 24 GitHub forks. Here's a link to MeiliSearch's open source repository on GitHub.