Flax crafts custom search solutions for clients in a wide range of sectors including biotechnology, e-commerce, government, legal, news and media and recruitment.

We developed Luwak, a blazing-fast open source stored query engine for media monitoring and other data-intensive applications.

Our experts can improve performance, tune relevance, and provide support and training for Elasticsearch and Lucene/Solr.

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When even the commercial vendors are using it, has open source search won?

There have been some interesting announcements recently which may point to an increasing realisation amongst commercial search firms that an open source model is an essential advantage in today’s search market. Coveo have announced that their enterprise search engine can … More

No, Elastic X-Pack is not going to be open source – according to Elastic themselves

Elastic are the company founded by the creator of Elasticsearch, Shay Banon. At this time of year they have their annual Elasticon conference in San Francisco and as you might expect a lot of announcements are made during the week … More

Asking the right questions in a Search Audit

We’re often asked to review how our clients use search technology, both open and closed source (although we specialise in the former, we’ve also encountered most of the commercial search engines over the last 16 years). One common mistake is … More

London Lucene/Solr Meetup – Java 9 & 1 Beeelion Documents with Alfresco

This time Pivotal were our kind hosts for the London Lucene/Solr Meetup, providing a range of goodies including some frankly enormous pizzas – thanks Costas and colleagues, we couldn’t have done it without you! Our first talk was from Uwe … More

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