Jun 4 • Posted 1 year ago
By Mike O’Brien, 10gen Software engineer and maintainer of Mongo-Hadoop
With the release of MongoDB 2.4, it’s now pretty simple to take an existing application that already uses MongoDB and add new features that take advantage of text search. Prior to 2.4, adding text search to a MongoDB app would have required writing code to interface with another system like Solr, Lucene, ElasticSearch, or something else. Now that it’s integrated with the database we are already using, we can accomplish the same result with reduced complexity, and fewer moving parts in the deployment.
Here we’ll go through a practical example of adding text search to Planet MongoDB, our blog aggregator site.