elasticsearch-ruby VS pg_search

Compare elasticsearch-ruby 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-ruby pg_search
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elasticsearch-ruby

Posts with mentions or reviews of elasticsearch-ruby. 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 2022-05-15.
  • Application Search Feature more that ActiveRecord;
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rails | 15 May 2022
    You can take a look at pg_search if you’re using Postgres
  • 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 | reddit.com/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-ruby and pg_search you can also consider the following projects:

ransack - Object-based searching.

Elasticsearch Rails - Elasticsearch integrations for ActiveModel/Record and Ruby on Rails

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!

Searchkick - Intelligent search made easy

zombodb - Making Postgres and Elasticsearch work together like it's 2022

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

Sunspot - Solr-powered search for Ruby objects

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

Thinking Sphinx - Sphinx/Manticore plugin for ActiveRecord/Rails