IndexTank is now open source! by Diego Basch, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn.
From the post:
We are proud to announce that the technology behind IndexTank has just been released as open-source software under the Apache 2.0 License! We promised to do this when LinkedIn acquired IndexTank, so here we go:
indextank-engine: Indexing engine
indextank-service: API, BackOffice, Storefront, and Nebulizer
We know that many of our users and other interested parties have been patiently waiting for this release. We want to thank you for your patience, for your kind emails, and for your continued support. We are looking forward to seeing IndexTank thrive as an open-source project. Of course we’ll do our part; our team is hard at work building search infrastructure at LinkedIn. We are part of a larger team that has built and released search technologies such as Zoie, Bobo, and just this past Monday, Cleo. We are excited to add IndexTank to this array of powerful open source tools.
From the indextank.com homepage:
PROVEN FULL-TEXT SEARCH API
- Truly real-time: instant updates without reindexing
- Geo & Social aware: use location, votes, ratings or comments
- Works with Ruby, Rails, Python, Java, PHP, .NET & more!
CUSTOM SEARCH THAT YOU CONTROL
- You control how to sort and score results
- “Fuzzy”, Autocomplete, Facets for how users really search
- Highlights & Snippets quickly shows search results relevance
EASY, FAST & HOSTED
- Scalable from a personal blog to hundreds of millions of documents! (try Reddit)
- Free up 100K documents
- Easier than SQL, SOLR/Lucene & Sphinx.
If you are looking for documentation, rather than github, you best look here.
So far, I haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary for a search engine. I mention it in case some people prefer it over others.
Do you see anything out of the ordinary?