Amazon AWS CloudSearch Overview

Amazon AWS CloudSearch is the #3 ranked solution in our list of top Search as a Service vendors. It is most often compared to Amazon Kendra: Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs Amazon Kendra

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:
  • "We chose AWS because of its cost and stability."

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Chief Information Officer at Mobica
Real User
Has worldwide stability and many layers of security, like hardware security and software security

What is our primary use case?

We have nine servers that use Amazon for hosting. We migrated from on-premise to the Hawaii Amazon cloud. We migrated from enhanced package saving to enhanced package pay. We also changed our database provider from the IBM Db2 Tools database. Now we use the HANA database, which provides more memory. Previously, memory was around four to six gigabytes of RAM. Now, they have 300 gigabytes of RAM. HANA's database technology can provide hosting on memory alone. There is no need to install a hard disk. The actual performance creates a memory, not the processor. AWS is famous for the stability of… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "It's the best solution for any company. It has a hosting ERP system for any task. AWS is stable. AWS is more flexible and its elastic concept is a new concept. AWS is also very secure. It has many layers of security, like hardware security and software security. This is a big issue."
  • "Maybe they are common in Egypt, but you should make a request on Amazon to create a function to monitor CPU performance, memory, and files. It is very difficult in AWS. I would tell them it should be simple, just drag and drop. I think they could develop this option so we can drag and drop to monitor performance of the processor and memory."

What other advice do I have?

Yesterday, a friend asked me about our migration. He asked what worked and where we host our system. I would tell you the benefits of AWS and the latest in communication between Egypt and AWS. NTRA is the government communication in Egypt. It is very good and very bad. You might have to wait two weeks and just accept the communication. That's it. I recommended AWS for my friend yesterday. I would rate this solution as nine out of ten. This is the best web hosting solution. It might not be excellent because of the issues I mentioned. If these issues were addressed, maybe it would be ten out of…
RP
Analyst - Information Security at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Good quality and pricing with the capabilities to optimize as needed

What is our primary use case?

We have multiple teams in our organization that use the solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "The quality of the solution is good."
  • "The solution should improve the recovery aspects that it has on offer."

What other advice do I have?

My role and responsibility is to check the services of the security platform in question to see if it fits the requirements. For example, there are members of our team who are looking to leverage some services from the public cloud, I just look at their business requirements and see what services they want to leverage on a solution. Physically if there is something that is lacking in security that I can foresee, I explain the best practices to follow to enable additional security controls. This may be making stronger authentications, authorizations, or having stronger data security and…
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DD
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 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.
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