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Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run.

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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Amazon Athena is ranked 8th in Search as a Service while Amazon AWS CloudSearch is ranked 3rd in Search as a Service with 3 reviews. Amazon Athena is rated 0.0, while Amazon AWS CloudSearch is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon AWS CloudSearch writes "Has worldwide stability and many layers of security, like hardware security and software security". Amazon Athena is most compared with ELK Elasticsearch, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Azure Search and Solr, whereas Amazon AWS CloudSearch is most compared with Amazon Kendra, Algolia, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, ELK Elasticsearch and Azure Search.

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