Manticore Search 2.6.2 GA release

We are pleased to announce the release of Manticore Search 2.6.2 GA.

Prebuilt packages available for Debian,Ubuntu, Red Hat/CentOS, Windows and OSX can be downloaded from here. For Docker image check official repository.


Performance of Percolate Queries have been greatly improved, especially when NOT operator is used and when documents are batched.

Depending on dist_threads, multiple threads can be used to handle CALL PQ calls. Using dist_threads=8 a 3-4X increase in number of handled documents has been observed.

A new full-text operator  is available - NOTNEAR. NOTNEAR/N matching if the subexpressions are not  found within N words of each.

Added LIMIT for SELECT over PQ indexes.

expand_keywords can accept 'star','exact' (with 'star,exact' equals to 1) for more granular control.

Added 'ranged-main-query' to joined fields.  The new option allows ranged queries, but uses the ranged query defined by  sql_query_range.


A number of bugs have been fixed in this release, for a full report please consult the Release note.

Leave a Reply


Personal and team training will maximize them performance. 

Custom development

Need cone custom or individual features?

Fill the form and don’t forget to make the description of what you need.

Free config review

There are often optimizations that can be made to a Sphinx / Manticore setup by changing some simple directives in the configuration or making quick changes to an index definition.

Some common mistakes and issues can include:

  • doing main+delta without kill-lists, even if the delta does include updated records found in the main
  • using wildcarding with very short prefix/infix which can hammer performance in some cases
  • disabled (unintentional) seamless rotates and getting stalls on index rotations
  • adding texts as string attributes even if they are not using for any kind of operation (filtering, grouping, sorting) or mandatory to be present in results
  • using deprecated settings 

Having a quick look on the configuration can show issues or potential issues, this is why we want to offer a gift to our growing community!

When uploading your configuration file, we recommend to remove any database credentials first.

We suggest also you give as many possible details about your setup: how big is the data you have, how typical queries look and what issues you experience.

Contact us