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Re: Full text search in MariaDB


Hi Michael,

Thanks for the response. I have tested this in our dev environment
with Maria engine (MariaDB 5.1.47) and it works. MariaDB is really
awesome. I agree with you, that I would use Sphinx or Solr as my last

Kind regards,

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 6:54 PM, Michael Widenius <monty@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi!
>  On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 15:08, Joshua Partogi <jpartogi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> We are currently using MariaDB in one of our products. One thing that
>>> we are wondering, does Maria engine currently supports Fulltext search
>>> like MyISAM? If currently not implemented yet, will there be any plan
>>> to implement fulltext support in MariaDB?
>>> Thank you very  much in advance for your assistance.
> Yes, the Aria engine (the new name for Maria engine) supports same
> fulltext functionality as MyISAM.
>>>>>> "Walter" == Walter Heck <walterheck@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Walter> regardless of wether or not MariaDB supports it, I'd recommend going
> Walter> with Sphinx or Solr instead. These are separate easy to manage
> Walter> programs that make your fulltext search capabilities _much_ better,
> Walter> faster and lighter.
> Agree that for sophisticated indexing Sphinx (and maybe Solr, but I
> don't know that one that well) is a a better choice.
> That said, if you have a working setup and MyISAM/Aria does the
> job, it's probably ok to continue using them. (Don't break a working
> setup :)
> Regards,
> Monty