Compare Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs. Solr

Amazon AWS CloudSearch is ranked 4th in Search as a Service with 2 reviews while Solr is ranked 3rd in Search as a Service with 2 reviews. Amazon AWS CloudSearch is rated 8.6, while Solr is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS CloudSearch writes "CDN service reduces latency when accessing our web application". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Solr writes "The Natural Language Search capability is helpful and intuitive for our users". Amazon AWS CloudSearch is most compared with Algolia, Amazon Elasticsearch Service and Solr, whereas Solr is most compared with Azure Search, ELK Elasticsearch and Amazon AWS CloudSearch. See our Amazon AWS CloudSearch vs. Solr report.
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Pros
CDN service reduces latency when accessing our web application.Document indexing, text-based search API, and Geospatial searches are all good features.

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The most valuable feature is the ability to perform a natural language search.It has improved our search ranking, relevancy, search performance, and user retention.​Sharding data, Faceting, Hit Highlighting, parent-child Block Join and Grouping, and multi-mode platform are all valuable features.

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Regarding the period of propagation on CDN servers, sometimes we update photos or files and we don't see the update instantly. We need to wait for sometime.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 multiple latlon values for different geographical locations.Index cleanup is sometimes painful. No easy way to clean indexes or a bulk of documents. Full indexing or regeneration of entire indexes sometimes gets stuck. In one instance, we had to delete the entire index and re-create it.

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The performance for this solution, in terms of queries, could be improved.SolrCloud stability, indexing and commit speed, and real-time Indexing need improvement.With increased sharding, performance degrades. Merger, when present, is a bottle-neck. Peer-to-peer sync has issues in SolrCloud when index is incrementally updated.Encountered issues with both master-slave and SolrCloud. Indexing and serving traffic from same collection has very poor performance. Some components are slow for searching.

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The only costs in addition to the standard licensing fees are related to the hardware, depending on whether it is cloud-based, or on-premise.

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out of 10 in Search as a Service
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2
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out of 10 in Search as a Service
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1,382
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1,119
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2
Average Words per Review
393
Avg. Rating
8.0
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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.

Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.
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SmugMugeHarmony, Sears, StubHub, Best Buy, Instagram, Netflix, Disney, AT&T, eBay, AOL, Bloomberg, Comcast, Ticketmaster, Travelocity, MTV Networks
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