Searchkick VS Sunspot

Compare Searchkick vs Sunspot and see what are their differences.


Solr-powered search for Ruby objects (by sunspot)
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Searchkick Sunspot
5 0
5,939 2,949
- 0.3%
9.6 2.3
6 days ago about 1 month ago
Ruby JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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:
  • Full Text Searching in a MySQL database via rails.
    2 projects | | 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.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Sunspot. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning Sunspot yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Searchkick and Sunspot 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.

pg_search - pg_search builds ActiveRecord named scopes that take advantage of PostgreSQL’s full text search

elasticsearch-ruby - Ruby integrations for Elasticsearch


has_scope - Map incoming controller parameters to named scopes in your resources

Thinking Sphinx - Sphinx/Manticore plugin for ActiveRecord/Rails