Amazon AWS CloudSearch Pros and Cons

Amazon AWS CloudSearch Pros

Renato Silva
Software Engineer
CDN service reduces latency when accessing our web application.
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Sunit Chatterjee
Senior Technical Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Document indexing, text-based search API, and Geospatial searches are all good features.
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Amazon AWS CloudSearch Cons

Renato Silva
Software Engineer
Regarding the period of propagation on CDN servers, sometimes we update photos or files and we don't see the update instantly. We need to wait for sometime.
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Sunit Chatterjee
Senior Technical Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Latlon data type only supports single value per document. All other types support multiple values. We faced issues with this because we had scenarios where, for each document, we needed to store multiple latlon values for different geographical locations.
Index cleanup is sometimes painful. No easy way to clean indexes or a bulk of documents. Full indexing or regeneration of entire indexes sometimes gets stuck. In one instance, we had to delete the entire index and re-create it.
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