Choosing a Search Engine - Best Practices/War Stories

Moderated by: Rich Kelm
Location: E145 Level: Intermediate

Initially this bof will create a framework of understanding as to how and why people choose a search server. Viewed through the lens of real-world examples as seen by Sphinx Search, an open source full-text search server that powers the search for numerous top-100 websites and big-data aggregators.

Once the foundation is solid, the bof will transition into a group forum where individuals can either observe or provide:

  • examples/best practices on choosing their/a search server – sphinx, elastic, solr or even mysql innodb/myisam & postgres
  • war-stories of bad choices → people learn from mistakes too!
  • questions – on how to… or even about Sphinx and it’s latest capabilities in the 2.x release series


Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or

Contact Us

View a complete list of OSCON contacts