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The Mandrill integration is excellent, time for search to be improved with Algolia


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I came across this today: http://www.algolia.com/

It would be great to have it integrated as on option to replace default search capabilities like you did for email with Mandrill, I also fired off a message to them to see if they are interested in integrating with popular forum and blog software.

  • Search unlimited attributes in any language. Get instant results in milliseconds.
  • Goodbye black-box algorithms. Hello transparent, customizable ranking. Combine popularity, word proximity and more.
  • Server response times are as low as 1 millisecond, and under 100ms no matter the database size. Test with your own data.
  • We're so confident that Algolia will never go down, that we provide a 99.99% SLA. If we fall under, we’ll credit you based on the time the service was unavailable. It's that simple.
  • Traditional services only provide a single admin API key. With Algolia you can use as many indexes as you wish and generate as many API keys you want on each of them, with specific rights, and even with an expiration time.

Its free up to a point like Madrill is: http://www.algolia.com/pricing

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I strongly hope Search will receive Major improvements with 4.0

Sphinx , Solr integrations are way more critical than a third party unproven paid search service.

Current Sphinx integration is too problematic and can be easily considered as a disaster compared to available Sphinx integrations vBulletin has so hopefully IPB will be able to close the gap with 4.0

I also find it a bit surprising that IPB team didn't shared what is planned for 4.0 yet , Search is way way more critical than any published blog entry related 4.0 . IPM team should contact big board owners and request their input for possible planned search features before it is going to be too late.

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I strongly hope Search will receive Major improvements with 4.0

Sphinx , Solr integrations are way more critical than a third party unproven paid search service.

Current Sphinx integration is too problematic and can be easily considered as a disaster compared to available Sphinx integrations vBulletin has so hopefully IPB will be able to close the gap with 4.0

I also find it a bit surprising that IPB team didn't shared what is planned for 4.0 yet , Search is way way more critical than any published blog entry related 4.0 . IPM team should contact big board owners and request their input for possible planned search features before it is going to be too late.

We already get tons of feedback about search from sites both big and small, and we provide hosting so we have a lot of useful information from a server standpoint regarding what works and what doesn't work for search.

We haven't discussed search because we're not ready to. ;)

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Your comments are highly un-educated, search platforms such as Solr have been surpassed for quite some time by ElasticSearch in terms of both manageability, speed, and scalability. But the problem with it and others such as Solr is they are just that a search document algorithm, they apply none of the ranking concepts used by Google, Amazon, Twitter etc. in other words document search is not very efficient which is what the older platforms offer. Where Algolia is using object search with a refined algorithms targeted at ranking meaning you will find what you are looking for even when typos are involved.

It also is much better suited for community products like IPB where not everyone out there has the IT knowledge to manage theitr own dedicated search solution. Not to mention its average real time search response is in the 1ms - 35ms range making it faster than solutions like Solr and Elastic Search, all while being more relevant results.

Its plug and play just like Mandrill was for email, and none but the largest of communities will have to pay for it at a rather low price for millions of queries per month.

I strongly hope Search will receive Major improvements with 4.0

Sphinx , Solr integrations are way more critical than a third party unproven paid search service.

Current Sphinx integration is too problematic and can be easily considered as a disaster compared to available Sphinx integrations vBulletin has so hopefully IPB will be able to close the gap with 4.0

I also find it a bit surprising that IPB team didn't shared what is planned for 4.0 yet , Search is way way more critical than any published blog entry related 4.0 . IPM team should contact big board owners and request their input for possible planned search features before it is going to be too late.

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I came across this today: http://www.algolia.com/

It would be great to have it integrated as on option to replace default search capabilities like you did for email with Mandrill, I also fired off a message to them to see if they are interested in integrating with popular forum and blog software.

  • Search unlimited attributes in any language. Get instant results in milliseconds.
  • Goodbye black-box algorithms. Hello transparent, customizable ranking. Combine popularity, word proximity and more.
  • Server response times are as low as 1 millisecond, and under 100ms no matter the database size. Test with your own data.
  • We're so confident that Algolia will never go down, that we provide a 99.99% SLA. If we fall under, we’ll credit you based on the time the service was unavailable. It's that simple.
  • Traditional services only provide a single admin API key. With Algolia you can use as many indexes as you wish and generate as many API keys you want on each of them, with specific rights, and even with an expiration time.

Its free up to a point like Madrill is: http://www.algolia.com/pricing

I see nowhere that the service is free.

GET STARTED NOW 30-day free trial

30 day free trial != free.

Shame though. It does look interesting.

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