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Algolia helps businesses across industries quickly create relevant, scalable, and lightning fast search and discovery experiences. Algolia’s mission is to make every search interaction meaningful and rewarding. Our hosted platform reduces the complexity of building relevant digital experiences. More than 7,500 companies like WW, Lacoste, Twitch, Medium and Stripe rely on Algolia’s enterprise-grade APIs to manage over 60 billion search queries a month.
Founded in 2012, Algolia is backed by $74M in funding from Accel Partners, Alven Capital, Point Nine Capital and Storm Ventures. The team is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Paris, London, New York, and Atlanta. To learn more, visit www.algolia.com.
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.
Algolia is ranked 8th in Search as a Service while Amazon Kendra is ranked 5th in Search as a Service with 1 review. Algolia is rated 0.0, while Amazon Kendra is rated 7.0. 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". Algolia is most compared with Amazon AWS CloudSearch, ELK Elasticsearch, Amazon Elasticsearch Service and Solr, whereas Amazon Kendra is most compared with Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Azure Search, Solr and ELK Elasticsearch.
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