Fast, reliable full-text search, managed for you by experts.

What is Bonsai?

Your customers expect fast, near-magical results from your site search. Help them find what they’re looking for with Bonsai. We set up and manage the servers for you, so integration is quick and easy, and you can stay focused on building an awesome site.

Bonsai is a tool in the Search as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Bonsai?

3 companies use Bonsai including Listium, Growstuff, and reclamador.es.

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Bonsai's Features

  • The Open Source Advantage- Our service is proudly powered by Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene, the open source industry standard for fast full-text search.
  • Results in Real-Time- Search your site's activity as it happens, with Elasticsearch's cutting-edge real-time updates.
  • Distributed by Default- Build a high-scale, high-availability search index with confidence. Elasticsearch is built with data distribution in mind, for today's modern cloud hosting environments.
  • Supported by Specialists- At One More Cloud, we have been serving production full-text search for thousands of other customers since 2009. Our sister service Websolr is one of the first, and most popular, Heroku addons.

Bonsai's alternatives

  • Elasticsearch - Open Source, Distributed, RESTful Search Engine
  • Algolia - Developer-friendly API and complete set of tools for building search
  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service - Real-time, distributed search and analytics engine that fits nicely into a cloud environment
  • Swiftype - Powerful and scalable search for any application or website
  • Amazon CloudSearch - Set up, manage, and scale a search solution for your website or application

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