Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon CloudSearch
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Amazon CloudSearch is enterprise search as a service, from Amazon Web Services.N/A
Amazon Elasticsearch Service
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that enables users to search, analyze, and visualize your log data at petabyte-scale. As a fully managed service, Amazon Elasticsearch Service manages the setup, deployment, configuration, patching, and monitoring of Elasticsearch clusters, so users can spend less time managing clusters and more time building applications. With a few clicks in the AWS console, users create scalable, secure, and available Elasticsearch clusters. Amazon…N/A
Pricing
Amazon CloudSearchAmazon Elasticsearch Service
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Offerings
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Amazon CloudSearchAmazon Elasticsearch Service
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Best Alternatives
Amazon CloudSearchAmazon Elasticsearch Service
Small Businesses
Algolia
Algolia
Score 8.9 out of 10
Algolia
Algolia
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Guru
Guru
Score 9.0 out of 10
Guru
Guru
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Guru
Guru
Score 9.0 out of 10
Guru
Guru
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon CloudSearchAmazon Elasticsearch Service
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CloudSearchAmazon Elasticsearch Service
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
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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Amazon AWS
Elasticsearch is a good alternative to relational databases for setting up complex searching of data. It's inbuilt features for slicing the data [in] different ways and its ability to add weights to search results makes it easy to set up complex searching scenarios. Given that data must be pushed to this service, it may be best suited for data that is not changing very rapidly.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Really fast queries
  • Good Reporting
  • Reduce the cost of the server
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Amazon AWS
  • Fast Index based search.
  • Scalable.
  • Best for structured and unstructured data.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Can take some time to implement
  • The initial configuration can be tricky
  • Takes some time to update the values
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Amazon AWS
  • Really satisfied with this service from Amazon.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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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Amazon AWS
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Positive Point - Reduced the server load
  • Negative point - Not suitable for all queries
  • Negative Point - Time to implement this feature
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Amazon AWS
  • Elasticsearch has allowed us to spend more time on building features and less time on optimizing search queries
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