Scripting in config

Did you know that Sphinx and Manticore Search configs allow you to do scripting by using shebang syntax? Here is an example of how useful it can be in some cases: Imagine you have 3 tables with identical structure that you would like to index into 3 indexes one per table. You can just make a php script which will do it and use it as a Manticore Search config instead of describing each source/index separately: […]

Research on Jemalloc

As said on http://jemalloc.net/:
jemalloc is a general purpose malloc(3) implementation that emphasizes fragmentation avoidance and scalable concurrency support.
Some Sphinx and Manticore Search users prefer jemalloc over malloc and say it allows to save some RAM. I've tested how jemalloc affects resource consumption and response time for 2 weeks on 3 Manticore clusters (se03/03-2, se04/04-2, se05/05-2) each of which: […]

Sphinx 3 vs Manticore: performance benchmark

[UPDATE] Fresher benchmark is here.
Recently long-awaited Sphinx 3 was released and updated in 3.0.2 . It has got documents storage capabilities, A-indexes, snippets pre-indexing and unfortunately is not open source any more (at least now, in March 2018). Those all are very nice features, but are you interested in how much they affected the performance of Sphinx 3 and how much that differs from Manticore's performance? We too! […]

Plain indexes replication

Manticore Search (as well as Sphinx) doesn’t yet support replication for plain or RT indexes out of the box (although we’re working on this, if you want to be a beta tester let us know at info@manticoresearch.com), so you have to implement it by yourself if you need to have a copy of your Manticore Search Read more about Plain indexes replication[…]