If your business depends on customers or staff finding information quickly and accurately, you need effective search~ We are experts in all aspects of search: from migrations from legacy systems, to building fast & scalable indexes, tuning search relevance and creating elegant user interfaces~ We offer on-site visits to discuss your project and can also carry out proof-of-concept studies - we also offer training and support for the leading open source search engines~ The Flax Team believes that Open Source software is the best choice for implementing search engines, as it allows for rapid, flexible development based on proven technology~ Providing continuous improvement and preventing vendor lock-in, the Open Source model also offers great value for money


Flax provides independent open source search, data ingestion,
classification and taxonomy solutions, using software such as Apache Lucene/Solr and Elasticsearch.

Our clients are from a wide range of sectors including biotechnology, e-commerce, government, intranet search, legal, media monitoring, news and media and recruitment. Whether your requirement is to sell products, publish news, organise your data, monitor the media, match resources to opportunities or simply provide a powerful and accurate search engine, we can help.

Based in Cambridge U.K. and with a network of international partners, we work with organizations across the world to tune their existing systems or to design and develop new applications.

Latest News From The Blog

Search Solutions 2015: Towards a new model of search relevance testing

Find out more about Quepid here. Search Solutions 2015: Towards a new model of search relevance testing from Charlie Hull

Elasticsearch for Westcoast – why search is never simple!

Elasticsearch for Westcoast from Charlie Hull

FIBEP WMIC 2015 – Open source search for media monitoring with Solr

FIBEP WMIC 2015 – How Infomedia upgraded their closed-source search engine to a fast, scalable and flexible open-source platform from Charlie Hull

Luwak 1.3.0 released

The latest version of Luwak, our open-source streaming query engine, has been released on the Sonatype Nexus repository and will be making its way to Maven Central in the next few hours. ┬áHere’s a summary of the new features and … More

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