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"The best feature is its scalability in that Cloud is always on the fly.""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.""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."

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"Provides flexibility to tune the relevance and ranking of results."

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Cons
"Amazon AWS CloudSearch is highly stable. However, the speed depends on your internet connection.""Security is a concern but they're working on it.""The price of the solution can be expensive."

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"The time it takes for indexing documents could be reduced."

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  • "There was no license needed to use this solution."
  • "Amazon AWS CloudSearch charging is based on how many resources you consume or and the solution is known to be a bit expensive."
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    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:The price of the solution can be expensive.
    Top Answer:Provides flexibility to tune the relevance and ranking of results.
    Top Answer:This is a pay per use solution. The calculation depends heavily on the number of documents, and the time we spend using that index.
    Top Answer:In terms of improvement, cost is high on the list because this is a very expensive product. The solution could also be improved if the time for indexing documents could be reduced and it could be made… more »
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    Overview

    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 Kendra is a highly accurate and easy to use enterprise search service that’s powered by machine learning. Kendra enables developers to add search capabilities to their applications so their end users can discover information stored within the vast amount of content spread across their company. This includes data from manuals, research reports, FAQs, HR documentation, customer service guides, and is found across various systems such as file systems, web sites, Box, DropBox, Salesforce, SharePoint, relational databases, Amazon S3, and more. When you type a question, the service uses machine learning algorithms to understand the context and return the most relevant results, whether that be a precise answer or an entire document. For example, you can ask a question like "How much is the cash reward on the corporate credit card?” and Kendra will map to the relevant documents and return a specific answer like “2%”. Kendra provides sample code so that you can get started quickly and easily integrate highly accurate search into your new or existing applications.

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    Computer Software Company22%
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    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Large Enterprise79%
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    Amazon AWS CloudSearch is ranked 4th in Search as a Service with 3 reviews while Amazon Kendra is ranked 2nd in Search as a Service with 1 review. Amazon AWS CloudSearch is rated 8.4, while Amazon Kendra is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS CloudSearch writes "Quick data accessibility, reliable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon Kendra writes "Tunes the relevance and ranking of results which improves accuracy; price is very high". Amazon AWS CloudSearch is most compared with Elastic Enterprise Search, Solr, Azure Search, Amazon Athena and Amazon Elasticsearch Service, whereas Amazon Kendra is most compared with Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Azure Search, Elastic Enterprise Search, Solr and Algolia.

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