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RE: Swish-e scalability, performance

From: Tac Tacelosky <tac(at)>
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 16:27:02 GMT
We spent many hours trying to install Lucene and the whole development
environment, and never got it running (we don't have much java expertise
here).  In contrast, we had swish-e running very quickly, and have been
quite pleased with the performance.  We have about 6 million documents,
some with just titles and authors, others with the full text, averaging
about 10 pages of text.  

You're welcome to test the search speed at,
though the speed is somewhat masked by the processing time in the


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Venkatraju
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 8:01 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] Swish-e scalability, performance


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

Thanks in advance,
Received on Mon Nov 15 08:27:03 2004