Lucidworks Review

Provides the ability to control how indexing and searching perform


What is our primary use case?

Fusion have been used as a search engine for different resources: website, geo locations and relational database.

How has it helped my organization?

We have a single powerful search solution, which provides search capabilities for all our needs. We are able to solve complex operations, like searching for all locations within an area or building a relation between the relational database and a word document. 

What is most valuable?

  • Facets were one of the major features which provide powerful ways to filter search results.
  • A wide range of connectors allows you to utilize Fusion on different areas.
  • Ability to control how indexing and searching perform and controls how the scoring for search results is done, letting you customize the search experience according to your needs.
  • High availability¬†

What needs improvement?

Having some kind of prebuilt client UI will be helpful. Though it might be hard having different UI languages and technologies.  

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used the search solution by IBM called Omnifind, which was hard to customize.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Google Search Appliance and open source Solr.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

Fusion 2.2
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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