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Re: Swish-e scalability, performance

From: J Robinson <jrobinson852(at)>
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 14:48:04 GMT
Hello Venkat:

You probably should take a look at Josh Rabinowitz's
article from USENIX this summer. 

The paper is called
"IndexingWithSwishe-Rabinowitz.pdf" and is available

It discusses using a 3Ghz Pentium 4 with 2G of ram to
index up to 5GB of data with swish-e (and also with
mysql). Tables of index sizes and graphs of response
times are included.

That paper should provide you with some data points to
start with!

Can't comment on Lucene.


--- Venkatraju <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am evaluating open source search engines for use
> in a project where
> the data to be indexed could get pretty big (a few
> GB of documents,
> each of about 10-20KB). I would like to hear the
> experiences of
> anybody who has used Swish-E in such a scenario. Any
> hints/tips or
> caveats to be aware of? What kind of search
> performance can I expect
> (given that I run the search on a recent machine
> with lots of RAM)?
> Also, has anyone compared Swish-E vs. Lucene in
> terms of scalability
> and performance?
> Thanks in advance,
> Venkat

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Received on Mon Nov 15 06:48:05 2004