groonga is an open source, freely distributed, accurate and extremely fast full-text search engine and column store utility. It is based on an inverted index and lets users write high-performance apps, which require full-text search.
Features at a glance
Key features include full-text search and instant update, column store and aggregate query, inverted index and tokenizer, sharable storage and read lock-free, as well as geo-location (latitude and longitude) search.
Using the built-in command-line options, which can be viewed at a glance by running the ‘groonga --help’ command after installation (see the getting started section below for details), you can force groonga to run in client, server or daemon mode, as, by default, the software runs only in standalone mode.
Various command-line options are available to users and organized in categories, such as database creation options, standalone/client options, server/daemon options, logging options, as well as common options.
Designed for Mroonga
Also part of this project, is the Mroonga application, which is designed as an open source command-line storage engine powered by the MySQL database. groonga is distributed as a C library and a built-in server.
Getting started with groonga
This program must be installed on your system in order to use it. Therefore, you will have to open your package manager, search for groonga and install it. If the software is not available on the main software repositories of your distribution, or the version is older than the one distributed on Softpedia, we strongly recommend to follow the next instructions to install groonga.
Download the tarball (TAR archive) using the dedicated download section above, save the file somewhere on your PC, unpack it, open a terminal emulator and go to the location of the extracted archive files using the ‘cd’ command (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/groonga-4.0.8).
Then, you must run the ‘./configure && make’ command to configure and compile the program, followed by the ‘make install’ command, as root, or the ‘sudo make install’ command, as a privileged user, to install it system wide.