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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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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

Inspiring students to work in Open Source Search

I’ve recently been asked to join the Industrial Advisory Board for the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex and will be talking to students there on Monday 5th February, repeating a similar talk I … More

Search Solutions 2017 review

Search Solutions is one of my favourite search events of the year – small, focused and varied, with presentations from both the largest and smallest players in the world of search, drawn from both industry and academia. This year’s event … More

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