Elasticsearch Rails VS pg_search

Compare Elasticsearch Rails vs pg_search and see what are their differences.

pg_search

pg_search builds ActiveRecord named scopes that take advantage of PostgreSQL’s full text search (by Casecommons)
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Elasticsearch Rails

Posts with mentions or reviews of Elasticsearch Rails. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-17.

pg_search

Posts with mentions or reviews of pg_search. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-16.
  • The Ultimate Search for Rails - Episode 1
    8 projects | dev.to | 16 Jan 2023
    On the backend, we'll need a few tools. Apart from the classics (ActiveRecord scopes and the pg_search gem), you’ll see how the (yet officially unreleased but production-tested) all_futures gem, built by SR authors, will act as an ideal ephemeral object to temporarily store our filter params and host our search logic. Finally, we’ll use pagy for pagination duties.
  • Application Search Feature more that ActiveRecord;
    2 projects | /r/rails | 15 May 2022
    You can take a look at pg_search if you’re using Postgres
  • How to build a search engine with Ruby on Rails
    1 project | /r/ruby | 11 Sep 2021
    This was a really good read, thanks. I've got into the habit of jumping straight to PgSearch but could definitely apply this approach to some existing projects.
  • Instant search with Rails 6 and Hotwire
    5 projects | dev.to | 6 Aug 2021
    Cleaner, more performant database queries: Definitely don't just leave your query sitting in the controller! For production use cases, you'd want to consider an option like pg_search
  • Postgres Full-Text Search: A Search Engine in a Database
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Jul 2021
    If you are using Rails with Postgres you can use pg_search gem to build the named scopes to take advantage of full text search.

    https://github.com/Casecommons/pg_search

  • Tips for optimizing pg_search?
    2 projects | /r/rails | 14 Apr 2021
    Hey guys. Looking to release an app for mobile that will be using a rails API. The app will heavily rely on search. I know the go-to is to use elasticsearch but wanted to see if there was enough user demand for the MVP before shelling out $50/mo for the heroku add on. In the mean time I've been using pg_search. From the eye test it's performing okay but will be adding a table that houses over 350K records. With this in mind I was wondering if you all had any tips for increasing the overall speed for search from the model and controller level. Also should note that I'm open to any other free search gems if they deem bette fit.
  • Rails Search Bar
    2 projects | dev.to | 18 Oct 2020
    There are two basic search configurations with pg_search, a Single Model search scope or a multi Model configuration. In my case I am only using the Single Model configuration, but you can read more about multi-search in the documentation.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Elasticsearch Rails and pg_search you can also consider the following projects:

ransack - Object-based searching.

Searchkick - Intelligent search made easy

textacular - Textacular exposes full text search capabilities from PostgreSQL, and allows you to declare full text indexes. Textacular will extend ActiveRecord with named_scope methods making searching easy and fun!

chewy - High-level Elasticsearch Ruby framework based on the official elasticsearch-ruby client

elasticsearch-ruby - Ruby integrations for Elasticsearch

Thinking Sphinx - Sphinx/Manticore plugin for ActiveRecord/Rails

Sunspot - Solr-powered search for Ruby objects

MeiliSearch - A lightning-fast search API that fits effortlessly into your apps, websites, and workflow

Searchlogic - Searchlogic provides object based searching, common named scopes, and other useful tools.

zombodb - Making Postgres and Elasticsearch work together like it's 2023