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Azure Search vs Typesense: What are the differences?

Developers describe Azure Search as "Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app development". 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. On the other hand, Typesense is detailed as "Open-Source Alternative to Algolia". It is an open source, typo tolerant search engine that delivers fast and relevant results out-of-the-box. has been built from scratch to offer a delightful, out-of-the-box search experience. From instant search to autosuggest, to faceted search, it has got you covered.

Azure Search and Typesense can be primarily classified as "Search as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Azure Search are:

  • Powerful, reliable performance
  • Easily tune search indices to meet business goals
  • Scale out simply

On the other hand, Typesense provides the following key features:

  • Handles typographical errors elegantly
  • Simple to set-up and manage
  • Easy to tailor your search results to perfection

Typesense is an open source tool with 2.11K GitHub stars and 43 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Typesense's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Azure Search
Pros of Typesense
  • 4
    Easy to set up
  • 3
    Auto-Scaling
  • 3
    Managed
  • 2
    Easy Setup
  • 2
    More languages
  • 2
    Lucene based search criteria
  • 5
    Free
  • 4
    Easy to deploy
  • 4
    Facet search
  • 3
    Ultra fast
  • 3
    Out-of-the-box dev experience
  • 3
    Search as you type
  • 3
    Typo handling
  • 3
    Open source
  • 2
    Modern search engine
  • 2
    Near real-time search
  • 2
    InstantSearch integration
  • 2
    Super easy to implement
  • 1
    Restful
  • 1
    Great documentation
  • 1
    SaaS option

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What is 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.

What is Typesense?

It is an open source, typo tolerant search engine that delivers fast and relevant results out-of-the-box. has been built from scratch to offer a delightful, out-of-the-box search experience. From instant search to autosuggest, to faceted search, it has got you covered.

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What are some alternatives to Azure Search and Typesense?
Elasticsearch
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
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.
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.
Apache Solr
It uses the tools you use to make application building a snap. It is built on the battle-tested Apache Zookeeper, it makes it easy to scale up and down.
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.
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