May 26, 2018

Sphinx Full-Text Search Engine C++ client library

Sphinx is a full-text search engine, distributed under GPL version

  1. Commercial license is also available for embedded use.

Generally, it’s a standalone search engine, meant to provide fast, size-efficient and relevant fulltext search functions to other applications. Sphinx was specially designed to integrate well with SQL databases and scripting languages. Currently built-in data sources support fetching data either via direct connection to MySQL, or from an XML pipe.

As for the name, Sphinx is an acronym which is officially decoded as SQL Phrase Index.

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