Andrew Aksyonoff

CEO/CTO, Sphinx Search

Andrew is the founder and creative force behind Sphinx, an open-source full-text search engine designed specifically for performance, scalability, and relevance.

Submitted Sessions

Sphinx is a free, open-source search server that integrates nicely with MySQL in particular. It lets you search and it lets you scale.

And it gets better over time, as we add constantly features. This talk will cover the newly added ones and their practical usage in MySQL/Sphinx applications.

Some highlights are: creating custom ranking formulas, improved morphology support, HA... [read more]

Getting started with search is very easy. Just how hard can a LIKE '%query%' be, right? Or better yet, a CREATE FULLTEXT INDEX and then MATCH AGAINST? And to extent, that works. But these days, it's surprisingly easy to grow beyond the point where that simplistic approach does not really work any more, and you find yourself struggling to scale the performance, tweak the matching, or improve... [read more]

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