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Mailspect Adopts Sphinx Index Engine

June 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on Mailspect Adopts Sphinx Index Engine 

Webmaster ToolsNew Rochelle, NY – After thorough testing of the leading Open Source index engines, Mailspect Inc. has selected Sphinx as the search and retrieval engine for MPP, the Message Processing Platform. Sphinx is an Open Source project founded and maintained by Andrew Aksyonoff of Voronezh, Russia. It was designed from the ground up to integrate seamlessly with SQL databases and scripting languages. In addition, the Sphinx project is obsessed with performance in terms of speed and CPU density.

According to the Sphinx website, it can handle email stores of up to 100 million documents on a single CPU, can index incoming content at the rate of 10MB per second and offers very, very fast query retrieval times. The scalability and speed of the product are evidenced by its adoption by leading service providers like Craigslist, an affiliate of Yahoo! Jeremy Zawodny, a software engineer at Craigslist, has written an excellent article about Sphinx in Linux Magazine, in which he states that Sphinx remove d the ‘invisible glass ceiling’ in MySQL’s full-text indexing performance.

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