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Renato Silva
Real User
Software Engineer
Jun 13 2018

What is most valuable?

CDN service, which reduces latency when accessing our web application it is a great earn in performance.

How has it helped my organization?

* Storage of photos and files which can be accessed anyplace, anytime, extremely quickly. * More information (files) can be stored safely *

What needs improvement?

I think that currently it works very well. I mentioned the period of propagation on CDN servers. Sometimes, we update some photos or files and we don't see the update instantly. We need to wait for… more »

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

I would say that it is an investment.

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

The change was mainly because of the CDN servers.

What other advice do I have?

Think about making good use of the tool, meaning: Look at your project or requirements and restructure thinking of the use of CloudSearch.
Real User
Senior Technical Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Feb 27 2018

What is most valuable?

* Document indexing * Text-based search API * Geospatial searches

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to build the core search functionality using this product.

What needs improvement?

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… more »

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

I was not involved with pricing and licensing, I was only involved in implementation.

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

This was the first implementation, we did not switch from any other product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I would suggest looking at Elasticsearch. I am currently using it and I feel it is more flexible and easy to use.

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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