How does Riak full-text search compare to SolrCloud?

Andy angelflow at
Wed Oct 30 05:48:51 EDT 2013


I saw in the announcement of Riak 2.0 that Solr is now integrated into Riak: The announcement mentions "highly available" and "built for scale". Those seem to be characteristics similar to SolrCloud. For someone looking for a distributed search server, is there any reason to choose Riak over SolrCloud? What are the pros and cons of the two solutions?

Also, is every Solr functionality available in Riak? Do the various Solr analyzers and stemmers for different languages work in Riak? What about the newly added Block Join feature (

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