What is Tantivy?
It is a full-text search engine library inspired by Apache Lucene and written in Rust. It is not an off-the-shelf search engine server, but rather a crate that can be used to build such a search engine.
Tantivy is a tool in the Search Tools category of a tech stack.
Tantivy is an open source tool with 6.5K GitHub stars and 383 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Tantivy's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Tantivy?
Pros of Tantivy
- Full-text search
- Configurable tokenizer (stemming available for 17 Latin languages with third party support for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
- Tiny startup time (<10ms), perfect for command line tools
- BM25 scoring (the same as Lucene)
- Natural query language
- Phrase queries search (e.g. "michael jackson")
- Incremental indexing
- Multithreaded indexing (indexing English Wikipedia takes < 3 minutes on a desktop)
- Mmap directory
- SIMD integer compression when the platform/CPU includes the SSE2 instruction set
- LZ4 compressed document store
- Range queries
- Faceted search
- Configurable indexing (optional term frequency and position indexing)
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