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Amazon AWS CloudSearch is #5 ranked solution in top Search as a Service vendors. PeerSpot users give Amazon AWS CloudSearch an average rating of 7.0 out of 10. Amazon AWS CloudSearch is most commonly compared to Amazon Kendra: Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs Amazon Kendra. Amazon AWS CloudSearch is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 70% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 19% of all views.
Amazon AWS CloudSearch Buyer's Guide

Download the Amazon AWS CloudSearch Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: September 2022

What is Amazon AWS CloudSearch?

Amazon CloudSearch is a managed service in the AWS Cloud that makes it simple and cost-effective to set up, manage, and scale a search solution for your website or application.
Amazon CloudSearch supports 34 languages and popular search features such as highlighting, autocomplete, and geospatial search. With Amazon CloudSearch, you can quickly add rich search capabilities to your website or application. You don't need to become a search expert or worry about hardware provisioning, setup, and maintenance. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create a search domain and upload the data that you want to make searchable, and Amazon CloudSearch will automatically provision the required resources and deploy a highly tuned search index.

You can easily change your search parameters, fine tune search relevance, and apply new settings at any time. As your volume of data and traffic fluctuates, Amazon CloudSearch seamlessly scales to meet your needs.

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What users are saying about Amazon AWS CloudSearch pricing:
  • "Amazon AWS CloudSearch charging is based on how many resources you consume or and the solution is known to be a bit expensive."
  • "Our license costs around $4,000 per month."
  • "There was no license needed to use this solution."
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    Anteneh Asnake - PeerSpot reviewer
    Modern Data Center and Cloud Engineer II at IE Network Solutions PLC
    MSP
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Quick data accessibility, reliable, and scalable

    What is our primary use case?

    Amazon AWS CloudSearch can be used for storing a large amount of unstructured data, such as images, videos, or complex data.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature of Amazon AWS CloudSearch is its ability to receive data quickly. You can access your data easily in a short time.

    What needs improvement?

    The price of the solution can be expensive.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Amazon AWS CloudSearch for approximately six months.

    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs. Elastic Enterprise Search
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs. Elastic Enterprise Search and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability of Amazon AWS CloudSearch is good.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Amazon AWS CloudSearch is scalable.

    We are using Amazon AWS CloudSearch for only development purposes, and there are a few particular system engineers impacting their development. We are not using it in production. When we are finished we hope to have approximately 100 users using it.

    How are customer service and support?

    I have not used the support from Amazon AWS CloudSearch.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We previously used Microsoft Azure.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial installation for Amazon AWS CloudSearch is simple, you only need to configure it since it is in the cloud. 

    It took me approximately 30 minutes to do the configuration at the beginning. After some experience, I can now do it in five minutes.

    What about the implementation team?

    I can do the implementation myself. We have one engineer for the maintenance and support.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Amazon AWS CloudSearch charging is based on how many resources you consume or and the solution is known to be a bit expensive.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend this solution, but it depends on what service you are going to provide.

    I rate Amazon AWS CloudSearch a nine out of ten.

    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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    Tuna Sonmez - PeerSpot reviewer
    Co-Founder at B2Metrik
    Real User
    Top 20
    Poor technical support and problems with GDPR compliance
    Pros and Cons
    • "AWS CloudSearch's best features are good performance under high CPU and memory use, and ease of deployment and scaling."
    • "AWS CloudSearch's documentation isn't very clear. Also, the on-premise version of the solution is less stable than the cloud version."

    What is our primary use case?

    I mainly use AWS CloudSearch for cluster-based AWS, EC2 services, cloud-front services, and Amazon Kubernetes services.

    What is most valuable?

    AWS CloudSearch's best features are good performance under high CPU and memory use, and ease of deployment and scaling.

    What needs improvement?

    AWS CloudSearch's documentation isn't very clear. Also, the on-premise version of the solution is less stable than the cloud version. In the next release, I'd like AWS CloudSearch to include a Python-based library improvement to communicate with other services and support for more languages.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using AWS CloudSearch for about two years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The cloud version of AWS CloudSearch is the most stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    AWS CloudSearch is easy to scale.

    How are customer service and support?

    Amazon's technical support needs to improve as they only solve about half our problems. 

    How would you rate customer service and support?

    Negative

    How was the initial setup?

    AWS CloudSearch is easy to deploy.

    What about the implementation team?

    We used an in-house team.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Our license costs around $4,000 per month.

    What other advice do I have?

    We're switching to Microsoft Azure because customers in Europe prefer it due to their GDPR laws. I would rate AWS CloudSearch three out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Microsoft Azure
    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs. Elastic Enterprise Search
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs. Elastic Enterprise Search and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Consultant / Sr. Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
    MSP
    Has the ability to scale your requirements on the fly and is easy to set up
    Pros and Cons
    • "The best feature is its scalability in that Cloud is always on the fly."
    • "Security is a concern but they're working on it."

    What is most valuable?

    The best feature is its scalability in that Cloud is always on the fly. You can scale your requirements on the fly. Cloud also has other features but scalability comes first. This is one of the best features.

    What needs improvement?

    I think AWS is doing a good job. I don't think it needs much improvement. Security is a concern but they're working on it. I am not saying there is no security, but maybe they can bring in more controls.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using AWS CloudSearch for three months.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability of the product is good.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    As I mentioned, its scalability is its best feature.

    We had a team of 15 - 20 people using it.

    How are customer service and support?

    In terms of support, it's good - it's a market leader. Most of the issues are documented, so you really don't need support except for out of the ordinary stuff.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is simple.

    What other advice do I have?

    I'd definitely recommend Amazon AWS CloudSearch. On a scale of one to ten I'd rate it an eight.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
    PeerSpot user
    Product Line Manager at Edgecore
    Real User
    Top 5
    Highly stable, scalable, and quick installation

    What is our primary use case?

    I am using Amazon AWS CloudSearch for the s upfront application storage, and to install applications in the cloud for users to operate.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature of Amazon AWS CloudSearch is the cloud aspect. I do not need to have the physical infrastructure, everything is in the cloud.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Amazon AWS CloudSearch for approximately one year.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Amazon AWS CloudSearch is highly stable. However, the speed depends on your internet connection.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability of Amazon AWS CloudSearch is good.

    We have 10 people in my organization that use this solution. We do not plan to increase usage.

    How are customer service and support?

    The support from Amazon AWS CloudSearch is satisfactory.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I have only used this solution.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial installation of Amazon AWS CloudSearch is easy. The time it took to complete the implementation was 10 minutes.

    What about the implementation team?

    I did the implementation of the solution myself.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    There was no license needed to use this solution.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend this solution to others.

    I rate Amazon AWS CloudSearch an eight out of ten.

    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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