lucene and RDBMS
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Posted By:   deb_datta
Posted On:   Friday, April 1, 2005 01:48 AM

can i use lucene with any RDBMS

Re: lucene and RDBMS

Posted By:   Benoit_Quintin  
Posted On:   Friday, April 1, 2005 10:53 AM

Say what ?
What would you want to use Lucene and a DB for ? AFAIK (and as far as we use Lucene), Lucene handles searches in text and indexes said text. It is *somewhat* equivalent to stuff you can do with SQL.

Lucene constructs an index from values passed to it representing text, so you could have data in a DB and search a Lucene index, indexed with the same data, but you'd be duplicating information, with all the problems associated with such duplication or doing something that a DB is _usually_ better (and faster) at doing than Lucene (indexing fields and searching through data)...
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