We implemented Sphinx Search to replace mysql fulltext for a classified ads portal. This portal lists millions of ads from countries across the globe. Traditional search methods simple don’t work at this scale. The search was having issues with performance and quality of the search. We implemented Sphinx Search based solution to take the search load off mysql. This immediately improved the performance and quality of the search. Loads on database servers was reduced which increased overall availability of the infrastructure.


Waseem is consultant for Elastic Stack. He is Elastic Certified Engineer. Has years of experience with Elasticsearch, Solr, Wazuh, Sphinx Search, Manticore Search, OpenSearch and full text searching.