Sphinx

Sphinx is a standalone full-text search engine whose goal is to provide fast and relevant full-text search functionality. It is built to integrate with SQL databases, and to provide easy access via scripting languages, but it can be used directly without an SQL database. The Sphinx search daemon can be accessed via: * SphinxQL, Sphinx's implementation of the MySQL network protocol that uses a subset of SQL. * SphinxAPI, Sphinx's native search API, provided in PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, and Java. * Through MySQL server using SphinxSE, a storage engine component. Sphinx provides two indexing backends: * Disk: supports online full-text index rebuilds, but online updates can only be done to [attribute][attr] data. * Realtime: also allow online full-text updates. Sphinx can use the following types of data sources to load disk indexes: * MySQL * PostgreSQL * MSSQL * ODBC databases * TSV/XML files * Can also work with custom source drivers. The name of Sphinx refers to **S**QL **Ph**rase **In**de**x**. [attr]: http://sphinxsearch.com/docs/manual-2.3.2.html#attributes

History

Andrew Aksyonoff is the original author.

Sphinx Logo
Website

http://sphinxsearch.com/

Source Code

https://github.com/sphinxsearch/sphinx/

Tech Docs

http://sphinxsearch.com/docs/

Developer

Sphinx Technologies Inc.

Country of Origin

US

Start Year

2001

Project Type

Commercial, Open Source

Written in

C++

Supported languages

C, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby

Operating Systems

AIX, BSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows

Licenses

GPL v2

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx_(search_engine)