Searchkick VS pg_search

Compare Searchkick 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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Searchkick pg_search
5 6
5,939 889
- 1.7%
9.6 6.1
6 days ago 23 days ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License MIT License
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Searchkick

Posts with mentions or reviews of Searchkick. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-23.
  • Building a Workflow for Async Searchkick Reindexing
    1 project | dev.to | 29 Jun 2022
    We lean heavily on Elasticsearch at CompanyCam. One of it's primary use cases is serving our highly filterable project feed. It is incredibly fast, even when you apply multiple filters to your query and are searching a largish data set. Our primary interface for interacting with Elasticsearch is using the Searchkick gem. Searchkick is a powerhouse and provides so many features out of the box. One place where we bump up against the edges is when trying to reindex a large collection.
  • Swapping Elasticsearch for Meilisearch in Rails feat. Docker
    2 projects | dev.to | 23 Jun 2022
    Convinced? Ok read on and I’ll show you what switching from Elasticsearch to Meilisearch looked like for a real production app — ScribeHub. We also moved from Ankane’s excellent Searchkick gem to the first party meilisearch-rails gem and I’ll show you the changes there as well.
  • Searching/Querying with Active Record Encryption
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/rails | 8 Jun 2022
    If you want to use a look-aside pattern (like you might have used with Searchkick + Elasticsearch), you should check out ActiveStash: https://github.com/cipherstash/activestash
  • Full Text Searching in a MySQL database via rails.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rails | 14 Mar 2022
  • ransack VS Searchkick - a user suggested alternative
    2 projects | 12 Aug 2021
    Searchkick learns what your users are looking for. As more people search, it gets smarter and the results get better. It’s friendly for developers - and magical for your users. BONUS: it's written and supported by "ankane" who has flawless reputation amongst the Ruby community.

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
  • How to build a search engine with Ruby on Rails
    1 project | reddit.com/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 | 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 Searchkick and pg_search you can also consider the following projects:

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

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

ransack - Object-based searching.

elasticsearch-ruby - Ruby integrations for Elasticsearch

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!

Sunspot - Solr-powered search for Ruby objects

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

MeiliSearch - An open-source, lightning-fast, and hyper-relevant search engine that fits effortlessly into your apps, websites, and workflow.

Thinking Sphinx - Sphinx/Manticore plugin for ActiveRecord/Rails