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Pros
"Provides flexibility to tune the relevance and ranking of results."

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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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Cons
"The time it takes for indexing documents could be reduced."

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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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"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Provides flexibility to tune the relevance and ranking of results.
Top Answer: This is a pay per use solution. The calculation depends heavily on the number of documents, and the time we spend using that index.
Top Answer: In terms of improvement, cost is high on the list because this is a very expensive product. The solution could also be improved if the time for indexing documents could be reduced and it could be made… more »
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.
Top Answer: The solution's grammar and syntax should be easier. 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… more »
Top Answer: We use the solution in the telecommunications industry.
Ranking
5th
out of 11 in Search as a Service
Views
1,926
Comparisons
1,578
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
451
Rating
7.0
6th
out of 11 in Search as a Service
Views
1,153
Comparisons
827
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
495
Rating
7.0
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Overview

Amazon Kendra is a highly accurate and easy to use enterprise search service that’s powered by machine learning. Kendra enables developers to add search capabilities to their applications so their end users can discover information stored within the vast amount of content spread across their company. This includes data from manuals, research reports, FAQs, HR documentation, customer service guides, and is found across various systems such as file systems, web sites, Box, DropBox, Salesforce, SharePoint, relational databases, Amazon S3, and more. When you type a question, the service uses machine learning algorithms to understand the context and return the most relevant results, whether that be a precise answer or an entire document. For example, you can ask a question like "How much is the cash reward on the corporate credit card?” and Kendra will map to the relevant documents and return a specific answer like “2%”. Kendra provides sample code so that you can get started quickly and easily integrate highly accurate search into your new or existing applications.

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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Sample Customers
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
eHarmony, Sears, StubHub, Best Buy, Instagram, Netflix, Disney, AT&T, eBay, AOL, Bloomberg, Comcast, Ticketmaster, Travelocity, MTV Networks
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Media Company35%
Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider13%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company11%
Retailer8%
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Amazon Kendra is ranked 5th in Search as a Service with 1 review while Solr is ranked 6th in Search as a Service with 2 reviews. Amazon Kendra is rated 7.0, while Solr is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Amazon Kendra writes "Tunes the relevance and ranking of results which improves accuracy; price is very high". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Solr writes "The Natural Language Search capability is helpful and intuitive for our users". Amazon Kendra is most compared with Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Azure Search and Algolia, whereas Solr is most compared with Azure Search, ELK Elasticsearch, Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Algolia and Amazon Athena.

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