# Features

  • Typo Tolerance: Handles typographical errors elegantly, out-of-the-box.
  • Simple and Delightful: Simple to set-up, integrate with, operate and scale.
  • Blazing Fast: Built in C++. Meticulously architected from the ground-up for low-latency (<50ms) instant searches.
  • Tunable Ranking: Easy to tailor your search results to perfection.
  • Sorting: Dynamically sort results based on a particular field at query time (helpful for features like "Sort by Price (asc)").
  • Faceting & Filtering: Drill down and refine results.
  • Grouping & Distinct: Group similar results together to show more variety.
  • Federated Search: Search across multiple collections (indices) in a single HTTP request.
  • Geo Search: Search and sort by results around a latitude/longitude or within a bounding box.
  • Vector Search: Index embeddings from your machine learning models in Typesense and do a nearest-neighbor search. Can be used to build similarity search, semantic search, visual search, recommendations, etc.
  • Semantic / Hybrid Search: Automatically generate embeddings from within Typesense using built-in models like S-BERT, E-5, etc or use OpenAI, PaLM API, etc, for both queries and indexed data. This allows you to send JSON data into Typesense and build an out-of-the-box semantic search + keyword search experience.
  • Conversational Search (Built-in RAG): Send questions to Typesense and have the response be a fully-formed sentence, based on the data you've indexed in Typesense. Think ChatGPT, but over your own data.
  • Image Search: Search through images using text descriptions of their contents, or perform similarity searches, using the CLIP model.
  • Voice Search: Capture and send query via voice recordings - Typesense will transcribe (via Whisper model) and provide search results.
  • Scoped API Keys: Generate API keys that only allow access to certain records, for multi-tenant applications.
  • JOINs: Connect one or more collections via common reference fields and join them during query time. This allows you to model SQL-like relationships elegantly.
  • Synonyms: Define words as equivalents of each other, so searching for a word will also return results for the synonyms defined.
  • Curation & Merchandizing: Boost particular records to a fixed position in the search results, to feature them.
  • Raft-based Clustering: Setup a distributed cluster that is highly available.
  • Seamless Version Upgrades: As new versions of Typesense come out, upgrading is as simple as swapping out the binary and restarting Typesense.
  • No Runtime Dependencies: Typesense is a single binary that you can run locally or in production with a single command.

Don't see a feature on this list? Search our issue tracker if someone has already requested it and upvote it, or open a new issue if not. We prioritize our roadmap based on user feedback, so we'd love to hear from you.

Last Updated: 4/1/2024, 7:37:36 PM