is an open-source search engine that provides full-text search functionality to client apps. Among its advantages are high search relevancy, rapid speed (of over 500 queries/sec), simplicity of integration, and the support of various queries types, for example by phrase and word proximity. Sphinx comes up with handy editable tables, directives to build a hierarchy of data, dynamic linking for cross-referencing, and extensive support to set up the software.
Sphinx is also known for its faceted search
capabilities. Youku Tudou, China's biggest video site, uses Sphinx for the faceted search to serve 400+ million users per month, with peak volumes of 15,000 search queries per second. With the help of Sphinx, Craigslist processes 300+ million queries a day.
Sphinx is the best option for websites using lots of documentation. It's a fast and powerful search engine technologies for indexing & querying huge volumes of documents using limited computing resources.
However, Sphinx technology lacks data visualization and analytics tools. This inconvenience is easily rectified by apps.
Searchanise, a smart search application for Shopify
, and CS-Cart
, uses the Sphinx technology as the basis. The full-text capability provides high indexation speed and a great amount of simultaneously processed queries. It also comes with all the visualization, analytics, and other features that make it user-friendly and easy adapt to.