ZincSearch is a search engine that does full text indexing. It is a lightweight alternative to Elasticsearch and runs using a fraction of the resources. It uses bluge as the underlying indexing library.
It is very simple and easy to operate as opposed to Elasticsearch which requires a couple dozen knobs to understand and tune which you can get up and running in 2 minutes
It is a drop-in replacement for Elasticsearch if you are just ingesting data using APIs and searching using kibana (Kibana is not supported with zinc. Zinc provides its own UI).
Check the below video for a quick demo of Zinc.
You could try ZincSearch without installing using below details:
Note: Do not store sensitive data on this server as its available to everyone on internet. Data will also be cleaned on this server regularly.
While Elasticsearch is a very good product, it is complex and requires lots of resources and is more than a decade old. I built Zinc so it becomes easier for folks to use full text search indexing without doing a lot of work.
- Provides full text indexing capability
- Single binary for installation and running. Binaries available under releases for multiple platforms.
- Web UI for querying data written in Vue
- Compatibility with Elasticsearch APIs for ingestion of data (single record and bulk API)
- Out of the box authentication
- Schema less - No need to define schema upfront and different documents in the same index can have different fields.
- Index storage in disk (default), s3 or minio (deprecated)
- aggregation support
Documentation is available at https://zincsearch-docs.zinc.dev/
How to get support
Easiest way to get support is to join the Slack channel.
Public roadmap is available at https://github.com/orgs/zinclabs/projects/3/views/1
Please create an issue if you would like something to be added to the roadmap.
User management screen
ZincSearch has hundreds of production installations is in GA.
|Ideal use case||App search||Logs, metrics, traces (Immutable Data)|
|Storage||Disk||Object (S3), GCS, Azure blob coming soon|
|Preferred Use case||App search||Observability (Logs, metrics, traces)|
|Max data supported||100s of GBs||Petabyte scale|
|High availability||Will be available soon||Yes|
|Open source||Yes||Yes, ZincObserve|
|ES API compatibility||Search and Ingestion||Ingestion (Open source) and Search( enterprise) only|
|GUI||Basic||Advanced for log search|
|Cost||Free (self hosting may cost money based on size)||Free (self hosted), Generous free tier in cloud 200 GB ingest / month free.|
|Get started||Quick start|
How to develop and contribute to Zinc
Check the contributing guide . Also check the roadmap items
Join our Slack Channel
Join our weChat Group