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What is Algolia?

Our mission is to make you a search expert. Push data to our API to make it searchable in real time. Build your dream front end with one of our web or mobile UI libraries. Tune relevance and get analytics right from your dashboard.

What is Amazon CloudSearch?

Amazon CloudSearch enables you to search large collections of data such as web pages, document files, forum posts, or product information. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create a search domain, upload the data you want to make searchable to Amazon CloudSearch, and the search service automatically provisions the required technology resources and deploys a highly tuned search index.

What is Swiftype?

Swiftype is the easiest way to add great search to your website or mobile application.
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    What are some alternatives to Algolia, Amazon CloudSearch, and Swiftype?
    Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
    Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, and geospatial search. Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.
    Azure Search
    Azure Search makes it easy to add powerful and sophisticated search capabilities to your website or application. Quickly and easily tune search results and construct rich, fine-tuned ranking models to tie search results to business goals. Reliable throughput and storage provide fast search indexing and querying to support time-sensitive search scenarios.
    It is an intelligent site search solution designed to help eCommerce businesses increase onsite sales and improve the customer online shopping experience.
    Amazon Elasticsearch Service
    Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that makes it easy for you to deploy, secure, and operate Elasticsearch at scale with zero down time.
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    Review ofAlgoliaAlgolia

    Maxime is a big supporter of Product Hunt, recognizing the continual request that I add search to the product from others in the community. Having seen many frustrating search implementations on other sites, I assumed it would be hard to integrate and provide something useful. Algolia proved me wrong (see the results here:

    I'm impressed with the speed and amazing support from the Algolia team. The dashboard analytics and management are incredibly useful, providing insight into how people are using the product and ability to act on those learning without changing a line of code. I would highly recommend it.

    Review ofAlgoliaAlgolia

    Having a great search engine is extremely important for our app store. We find that users love to search, not only when they know what they are looking for but also to discover content around different themes.

    In a very rushed period with lots of things to do in parallel, we found that Algolia offered a high quality solution that perfectly solved our problem and we had a first version working great in less than a day.

    We also enjoyed getting their feedbacks and ideas to help us improve our search and we are now using Algolia in our internal tools as well. We strongly recommend them!

    Review ofSwiftypeSwiftype

    We integrated the swiftype technology into our website. Initial setup was super easy and the service has been amazing so far. Swiftype dashboard offers many services to help you understand and optimize the search experience for your users. I highly recommend Swiftype to any website or app that needs an easy to setup, powerful and reliable search solution. The sales and the support team are amazing! Tip, if you want to try out the system, ask for Lucy Yu. She is amazing and walking you through the process!

    Review ofAlgoliaAlgolia

    We were looking for a better search solution for for a couple months. All the options we looked at were either too complicated to setup, didn't have the features we needed, or were too expensive. Algolia hit the right balance for us. It's super fast and easy to customize, and the documentation and examples for getting started are great. Most importantly though, their support rocks. It's always a pleasure talking with their team.

    Review ofAlgoliaAlgolia

    I'm Antonio, TVShow Time's CEO, a startup that has more than 100k+ active users.

    Before Algolia, we were using Elastic Search that was costing a lot (hosted on 2 big EC2 instances) and with results that weren't that relevant.

    Then we switched to Algolia, in 1 hour. We were blown away by how easy the integration was for such a good relevance in results and high performance.

    Review ofAlgoliaAlgolia

    We tried a lot of services at Socialcam to handle our massive user base. All of them couldn't handle that number of users.

    Algolia handles it without any problem but on top of that, it does it at full speed: we get results back in under a few milliseconds. Last but not least, it does it with error handling, which is great as typos are very frequent on mobile...

    How developers use Algolia, Amazon CloudSearch, and Swiftype
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    Packet uses AlgoliaAlgolia

    Algolia helps us search across disparate pieces of information in our staff portal, and allows customers to easily jump around the portal between devices, support conversations, and documentation.

    Avatar of uses AlgoliaAlgolia

    This is the bedrock of - it not only serves the JSON data, it doubles as a (very fast) web-server if you connect to the client JS widget libraries

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    Shoes of Prey uses AlgoliaAlgolia

    We use algolia to power our product search / filtering (

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    DevTube uses AlgoliaAlgolia

    We started with Algolia, but switched to our home-backed full-text search solution. It's serverless, based on Lunr.js

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    Pharmatolia uses AlgoliaAlgolia

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