postgres & elasticsearch question 

I recently learned that Postgres supports full text search:

(It's supported this for a long time but I'm late to the party.)

The single biggest pain for me running a small Mastodon/Hometown instance is running Elasticsearch alongside it. I was wondering: has anyone looked into either 1) supporting postgres for text search on Mastodon, 2) providing an API frontend for postgres that mimicks the Elasticsearch API?

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re: postgres & elasticsearch question 

@darius there was a patch a few years back that would make mastodon use postgres for full text search and eugen vetoed it because he claimed that updating two completely separate databases is more efficient than updating a single additional index

re: postgres & elasticsearch question 

@ben ................. oh. I'm trying to dig up the patch to take a look at it. A cursory search of PRs on the main repo doesn't return anything, would appreciate any pointers if you remember anything!

postgres & elasticsearch question 

@darius mmm, i know that pleroma did fts through postgres, they probably have some nice indexes configured

postgres & elasticsearch question 

@michcio Apparently it is a pain in the ass to get it working for Arabic, Chinese, and other non Latin scripts. I'll have to look into that aspect more

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