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"The quality of the solution is good.""The best feature is its scalability in that Cloud is always on the fly."

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"In case there is a failure, Elastic manages everything well, and there no major downtime."

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Cons
"Security is a concern but they're working on it.""The solution should improve the recovery aspects that it has on offer."

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"The configuration should be more straightforward because we had to select a lot of things."

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  • "Compared to other cloud platforms, it is manageable and not very expensive."
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    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.

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch clusters in the AWS Cloud.

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    Amazon AWS CloudSearch is ranked 5th in Search as a Service with 2 reviews while Amazon Elasticsearch Service is ranked 3rd in Search as a Service with 1 review. Amazon AWS CloudSearch is rated 8.6, while Amazon Elasticsearch Service is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS CloudSearch writes "Good quality and pricing with the capabilities to optimize as needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon Elasticsearch Service writes "Timely support, recovers easily from failure, and in general it makes our lives easy". Amazon AWS CloudSearch is most compared with Amazon Kendra, ELK Elasticsearch, Amazon Athena, Algolia and Azure Search, whereas Amazon Elasticsearch Service is most compared with Amazon Kendra, Amazon Athena and Algolia.

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