I am about to launch a beta site, and heroku looks like a great option. The only think that is getting me down is that the only search option is $20/mth for the Websolr add-on.

I am sure that Websolr is great, but at this very early point in this project, I rather not light up that expense.

Are there any free search options to couple with heroku's Blossom (free) plan.

I feel like such a cheapskate!

Accepted Answer

This post seems to have good options:

Leveraging the full text search of postgrSQL:

http://tenderlovemaking.com/2009/10/17/full-text-search-on-heroku/

Also explains the options of Ferret and Solr.

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