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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs. Azure Search and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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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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"It provides good access capabilities to various platforms.""The amount of flexibility and agility is really assuring."

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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 initial setup is not as easy as it should be.""They should add an API for third-party vendors, like a security operating center or reporting system, that would be a big improvement."

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

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Top Answer: The amount of flexibility and agility is really assuring.
Top Answer: They should add an API for third-party vendors, like a security operating center or reporting system, that would be a big improvement.
Top Answer: We use Azure Search for security-related issues. We are trying to figure out everything that's related to security events occurring in the Cloud. We are a small company, less than 10 people. About… more »
Ranking
2nd
out of 11 in Search as a Service
Views
1,705
Comparisons
1,352
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
633
Rating
8.7
4th
out of 11 in Search as a Service
Views
2,177
Comparisons
1,844
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
404
Rating
7.0
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Overview

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.

Azure Search is a search-as-a-service cloud solution that gives developers APIs and tools for adding a rich search experience over your data in web, mobile, and enterprise applications. Functionality is exposed through a simple REST API or .NET SDK that masks the inherent complexity of search technology. In addition to APIs, the Azure portal provides administration and prototyping support. Infrastructure and availability are managed by Microsoft.
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Sample Customers
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XOMNI, Real Madrid C.F., Weichert Realtors, JLL, NAV CANADA, Medihoo, autoTrader Corporation, Gjirafa
Top Industries
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Media Company28%
Computer Software Company18%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs. Azure Search and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,057 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Amazon AWS CloudSearch is ranked 2nd in Search as a Service with 3 reviews while Azure Search is ranked 4th in Search as a Service with 2 reviews. Amazon AWS CloudSearch is rated 8.6, while Azure Search is rated 7.0. 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 Azure Search writes "Access capabilities provide opportunities for dealing with various platforms". Amazon AWS CloudSearch is most compared with Amazon Kendra, ELK Elasticsearch, Algolia, Amazon Athena and Solr, whereas Azure Search is most compared with ELK Elasticsearch, Amazon Athena, Amazon Kendra, Solr and Algolia. See our Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs. Azure Search report.

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