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Algolia

11 Ratings

Algolia

11 Ratings
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Amazon CloudSearch

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Algolia

Algolia is great anytime you need client search. I would never use it to do any automated tasks or anything like that, though. It's great for human use, and I don't know if anyone would ever want to use it for anything other than client-search, but Algolia knows its domain very well and solves client search more easily than any alternative I've seen.
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Amazon CloudSearch

Amazon Cloudsearch can be suitable for some queries that require fast data. For example, in our case, we used CloudSearch, in a tool called Global Search. That will search everything like names, emails and a lot of stuff in our application. If you want fast data and you have a simple query, Global Search isn't appropriate for you.
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Pros

  • Algolia is lightning quick -- the fastest we found
  • Algolia has great tech support, tons of documentation, and many high quality ready-made plugins
  • Algolia allows for a high degree of customization
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  • Really fast queries
  • Good Reporting
  • Reduce the cost of the server
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Cons

  • It is very expensive compared to elastic search which is relatively free.
  • Algolia does not support iPhone and Android, unlike Sharefile and Diqify
  • Algolia lacks the activity tracking and email integration
  • Algolia does not have any video tutorials.
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  • Can take some time to implement
  • The initial configuration can be tricky
  • Takes some time to update the values
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Alternatives Considered

Algolia at first seemed and proved to be the fastest compared to the other search engines. It is very easy to implement. Also, it had a 24x7 support which proved to be very useful. It is also useful for all types of clients weather it be organizations or individuals. It can also handle typos. It also focuses on features like API and SSL Security. Also, it is designed to search records, not pages. These were some of the reasons we went ahead with Algolia.
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I didn't investigate the best alternatives to CloudSearch, but did help with implementing this feature in our application. But from what i tested and used - Cloudsearch is very fast to get queries. Some negative points can be the time to implement this and some configurations that can be tricky.
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Return on Investment

  • Algolia has allowed us to make content on our app more discoverable than before. We used to have more naive search implementations, but since implementing Algolia, we've seen several metrics go up
  • Average user session length has gone up ~25%
  • Average items viewed per customer has increased
  • Overall number of transactions has also gone up
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  • Positive Point - Reduced the server load
  • Negative point - Not suitable for all queries
  • Negative Point - Time to implement this feature
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Pricing Details

Algolia

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Amazon CloudSearch

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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