Fist - (F)ull-(t)ext (i)ndex (s)erver
Fist is a fast, lightweight, full-text search and index server. Fist stores all information in memory making lookups very fast while also persisting the index to disk. The index can be accessed over a TCP connection and all data returned is valid JSON.
Fist is still heavily under development. Not all features are implemented or stable yet.
Most software that requires full-text search is not really that complicated and does not need an overly complex solution. Using a complex solution often times leads to headaches. Setting up Elasticsearch when Elasticsearch really isn't needed for the particular application costs more time and money to maintain.
This is where Fist comes in. Fist is intended to be extremely easy to deploy and integrate into your application. Just start the Fist server and start sending commands.
Build and start Fist server
make ./bin/fist Fist started at localhost:5575
Commands can be sent over a TELNET connection
telnet localhost 5575 Trying ::1... telnet: connect to address ::1: Connection refused Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. INDEX document_1 Some text that I want to index Text has been indexed INDEX document_2 Some other text that I want to index Text has been indexed SEARCH I want to index ["document_1","document_2"] DELETE I want to index Key Deleted SEARCH I want to index  EXIT Bye
# Build image docker build . -t fist:latest # Run tests docker run --rm -it fist test # Run server and make volume for database docker run -d --init --rm -p 5575:5575 -v /var/local/lib/fist fist
- Full text indexing and searching
- Persisting data to disk
- Compression of index file
- Accessible over TCP connection