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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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"One of the best aspects of the solution is the indexing. It's already indexed to all the fields in the category. We don't need to spend so much extra effort to do the indexing. It's great.""The most valuable feature is the ability to perform a natural language search."

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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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"It does take a little bit of effort to use and understand the solution. It would help us a lot if the solution offered up more documentation or tutorials to help with training or troubleshooting.""The performance for this solution, in terms of queries, could be improved."

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

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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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Top Answer: One of the best aspects of the solution is the indexing. It's already indexed to all the fields in the category. We don't need to spend so much extra effort to do the indexing. It's great.
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3rd
out of 11 in Search as a Service
Views
1,650
Comparisons
1,294
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.7
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out of 11 in Search as a Service
Views
1,153
Comparisons
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.0
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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.

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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eHarmony, Sears, StubHub, Best Buy, Instagram, Netflix, Disney, AT&T, eBay, AOL, Bloomberg, Comcast, Ticketmaster, Travelocity, MTV Networks
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Media Company29%
Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company11%
Retailer8%
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Amazon AWS CloudSearch is ranked 3rd in Search as a Service with 3 reviews while Solr is ranked 6th in Search as a Service with 2 reviews. Amazon AWS CloudSearch is rated 8.6, while Solr is rated 7.6. 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 Solr writes "The Natural Language Search capability is helpful and intuitive for our users". Amazon AWS CloudSearch is most compared with Amazon Kendra, ELK Elasticsearch, Algolia and Amazon Athena, whereas Solr is most compared with Azure Search, Amazon Kendra, ELK Elasticsearch, Algolia and Amazon Athena.

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