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"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.""The best feature is its scalability in that Cloud is always on the fly.""The quality of the solution is good."

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"In case there is a failure, Elastic manages everything well, and there no major downtime."

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"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.""Security is a concern but they're working on it.""The solution should improve the recovery aspects that it has on offer."

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"The configuration should be more straightforward because we had to select a lot of things."

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

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"Compared to other cloud platforms, it is manageable and not very expensive."

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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.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch clusters in the AWS Cloud.

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Media Company38%
Computer Software Company17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government5%
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Media Company43%
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Amazon AWS CloudSearch is ranked 3rd in Search as a Service with 3 reviews while Amazon Elasticsearch Service is ranked 4th in Search as a Service with 1 review. Amazon AWS CloudSearch is rated 8.6, while Amazon Elasticsearch Service is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS CloudSearch writes "Has worldwide stability and many layers of security, like hardware security and software security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon Elasticsearch Service writes "Timely support, recovers easily from failure, and in general it makes our lives easy". Amazon AWS CloudSearch is most compared with Amazon Kendra, Algolia, Amazon Athena, ELK Elasticsearch and Azure Search, whereas Amazon Elasticsearch Service is most compared with Amazon Kendra, Amazon Athena and Algolia.

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