Magento Commerce 2.1.x
Configuring Catalog Search

By default, Magento uses a fulltext MySQL search engine. The available options depend on the search engine that is configured for your Magento installation.

MySQL

MySQL is the default search engine used by Magento Commerce.

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a powerful and highly scalable distributed search engine that is used by many industry leaders with high-volume sites.

Solr

Solr is not included in a standard Magento installation, and must be installed separately. The Solr configuration has a slightly different set of options and features.