Flax offer expert consulting services on Elasticsearch, Lucene/Solr, site search tuning, media monitoring and Big Data software

As specialists in all aspects of search and related technology, we have deep experience of Apache Lucene/Solr and Elasticsearch, the two leading open source search engines (here’s how to choose between them). The open source software we favour can be used to build cutting-edge search, monitoring, log analysis and Big Data applications in conjunction with other software such as Apache Hadoop, Logstash, Kibana, Apache Kafka and Apache Samza.

Whether designing a new system or upgrading your existing architecture, we can add powerful new features such as facets, geospatial search, spelling correction, classification and visualisation . We can develop customised solutions to fit your requirements perfectly, working as a key part of your team. We can also help you tune search relevance so you can be sure your upgrade is successful.

We are experts in all aspects of search: from migrating from legacy systems including FAST ESP, Google Search Appliance (GSA), Verity, Autonomy IDOL and Endeca, extracting data from internal and external sources, to building fast indexes, tuning search accuracy and creating elegant user interfaces. We can also build taxonomy and classification systems to help you organise and categorise your documents, and have particular experience of high performance media monitoring systems using stored search queries.

We can help you scale your Big Data systems to potentially billions of items while making significant savings on your hardware budget. We provide a quality service to clients across the world with excellent, personalised support, and in conjunction with our partners can provide training on open source search software.