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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Solr

Solr spins up nicely and works effectively for small enterprise environments providing helpful mechanisms for fuzzy searches and facetted searching. For larger enterprises with complex business solutions you'll find the need to hire an expert Solr engineer to optimize the powerful platform to your needs.Internationalization is tricky with Solr and many hosting solutions may limit you to a latin character set.
Peter Feddo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Inbenta Enterprise Search

If you are looking for an enterprise search platform that offers an easy to use interface and if high performance is not really your priority, then I believe Inbenta Enterprise Search would fit your use case. For most other situations, I would recommend using a tried and tested search platform like Apache Solr.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apache Solr

  • Easy to get started with Apache Solr. Whether it is tackling a setup issue or trying to learn some of the more advanced features, there are plenty of resources to help you out and get you going.
  • Performance. Apache Solr allows for a lot of custom tuning (if needed) and provides great out of the box performance for searching on large data sets.
  • Maintenance. After setting up Solr in a production environment there are plenty of tools provided to help you maintain and update your application. Apache Solr comes with great fault tolerance built in and has proven to be very reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Inbenta Enterprise Search

  • Fairly easy to use interface.
  • Quick to onboard new users, both in terms of access as well as training.
  • The NLP-based semantic search feature is quite impressive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Solr

  • These examples are due to the way we use Apache Solr. I think we have had the same problems with other NoSQL databases (but perhaps not the same solution). High data volumes of data and a lot of users were the causes.
  • We have lot of classifications and lot of data for each classification. This gave us several problems:
  • First: We couldn't keep all our data in Solr. Then we have all data in our MySQL DB and searching data in Solr. So we need to be sure to update and match the 2 databases in the same time.
  • Second: We needed several load balanced Solr databases.
  • Third: We needed to update all the databases and keep old data status.
  • If I don't speak about problems due to our lack of experience, the main Solr problem came from frequency of updates vs validation of several database. We encountered several locks due to this (our ops team didn't want to use real clustering, so all DB weren't updated). Problem messages were not always clear and we several days to understand the problems.
Philippe Kozak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Inbenta Enterprise Search

  • It is a fairly new tool in the market, so not much market feedback exists for this. This made us apprehensive in using it.
  • The documentation and online forums are bare minimum.
  • Quite buggy when working with multiple sources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache Solr

We have considering AWS search and Elastic search but decide to go with Solr as we need high speed and flexible query, and so far it meets all our requirement so we still continue with Solr.
trang nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Inbenta Enterprise Search

Apache Solr to Inbenta is like Java to Python. Apache Solr is powerful and handles complex search platforms well. Inbenta, on the other hand, is meant to be easy to use and does not lay too much emphasis on performance. If you are a small or medium business, Inbenta may suit your needs better. However, if you wish to manage a large and complex search platform, Solr is the way to go.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Solr

  • It's enabled us to deliver fast, relevant search results on our new website. The site is still in beta and being actively developed so our complete ROI is still unknown.
  • It integrates very well with Drupal so it has saved us from having to develop a custom solution.
Richard Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Inbenta Enterprise Search

  • Enabled our developers to quickly deploy changes to the search model.
  • NLP-powered semantic search feedback provides good actionable insights.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Solr

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Inbenta Enterprise Search

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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