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How does the algorithm differ between federated vs. distributed search?

Asked 2 years ago

I understand that these two searches are primarily different in their functionality. But what are the differences in their algorithm?

Reid Hardin

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Federated Search: It requests a specified search query to a separate search server, then receives and accepts the structured results.

Distributed Search: It spreads index content among multiple servers so that no one server has too much load. The client doesn't get to know about this workload distribution.

The algorithms use these differentiating factors of both types of searches to distinguish between the two.





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