SearchBlox 7.0 Available
June 7, 2012
SearchBlox’s blog invites us to “Compare SearchBlox7.0 vs. Solr.” Okay, so I am to compare. I wonder how? There is no side-by-side comparison set up here nor is there any link to one. Hmm. . . I guess I am expected to do the legwork.
Misleading headline aside, the write up does thoroughly describe SearchBlox new version 7.0 in relation to rival Solr. It reads:
“SearchBlox 7 is a (free) enterprise solution for website, ecommerce, intranet and portal search. The new 7.0 version makes it easy to add faceted search without the hassles of managing a schema and scales horizontally without any manual configuration or external software/scripts. SearchBlox enables you to achieve term, range and date based faceted search without manually maintaining a schema file as in Solr. SearchBlox enables to have distributed indexing and searching abilities without using any separate scripts/programs as in SolrCloud. SearchBlox provides on demand dynamic faceting of fields without specifying them through a config or script.”
The software also sports a Web-based administrator’s console. Unlike Solr, SearchBlox indexes custom meta fields without the need to specify custom fields or setup within the schema.xml file. It also supports: multiple indexes out of the box; indexing of custom content and multiple content types; and the specification of facets at runtime (as opposed to requiring a prior definition). Another nifty feature lets you add or remove SearchBlox servers from a cluster without the need to restart or stop the servers.
Cynthia Murrell, June 7, 2012
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