Enterprise Search: Will It Prove Sweet for MeiliSearch?

October 20, 2021

Developers looking for a search solution may want to check out MeiliSearch. The customizable search engine recently released a new version that boasts a refined indexer, customizable ranking rules, and a sort function that works as users type their query. Their website promises:

“For developers: Scalable, maintainable, customizable. MeiliSearch provides an extensive toolset for customization. Unlike with other search engines, these customization options are just that: optional. It works out-of-the-box with a preset that easily answers the needs of most applications. Communication is done with a RESTful API because most developers are already familiar with its norms.

And we noted:

“For users: Blazing fast, relevant, typo tolerant. The search experience feels simple and intuitive. It’s all too common for search bars to make users feel like they have to learn a new language just to get the best results – or worse, that they have to jump back and forth between their search and Google just to get the right spelling or product UID.MeiliSearch makes searching simple and responsive, so the user can stay focused on the results.”

The company’s blog post, “What’s New in v0.22,” emphasizes the new sort-as-you-type feature. Writer Gui Machiavelli tells us one could previously achieve a similar result with custom ranking rules applied during index configuration, but this feature makes it easier. MeiliSearch is an open source project. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Paris, France.

Cynthia Murrell October 20, 2021

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