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Developer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 13 2012

What is most valuable?

- A very good product for indexing huge data with a very fast response time for search queries. - Apart from the originally supported Java platform, it can be easily integrated with different platforms as well, including Delphi, Perl, C#, C++, Python, Ruby, and PHP. - For developers, there are very good community support like forums, mailing lists, etc., available on the web. - Being open source… more »

What needs improvement?

- For Java users, there is a performance penalty due to the well known fact that JVM(Java Virtual Memory) is a memory hogger. Scalability is an issue as well. - If you have a requirement of adding custom algorithms for indexing data, you might face a little difficulty, as there is not much information available either in Lucene forums or mailing lists. Though community support is excellent for… more »

What other advice do I have?

Having personally used Lucene for indexing html documents and pdf documents, I find it to be a very good data indexing tool. With Java as the primary platform of development, it was much easier. However, I had to struggle a bit when there was an immediate need for adding a custom indexing algorithm for a particular non-English language.

What is Lucene?

Lucene Core, our flagship sub-project, provides Java-based indexing and search technology.
Lucene customers
Bloomberg, Salesforce, Bank of America, AT&T, SAP, JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, DirecTV, Boeing, Monsanto, Warner Bros, The Walt Disney Company, Goldman Sachs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, BlackRock