Amazon CloudSearch vs. Elastic Enterprise Search

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
Elastic Enterprise Search
Score 6.5 out of 10
N/A
Elastic Enterprise Search Swiftype is a platform with modules for Site Search, App Search and Workplace Search, that boasts powering search for thousands of enterprises and websites. The services were developed by Swiftype and acquired by Elastic in late 2017. Powered by Elasticsearch, the vendor states Elastic Enterprise Search is fast, with proven, optimized relevance models designed for real-life, natural search.
$79
per month
Pricing
Amazon CloudSearchElastic Enterprise Search
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Standard
$79
per month
Pro
$199
per month
Premium
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Amazon CloudSearchElastic Enterprise Search
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Amazon CloudSearchElastic Enterprise Search
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CloudSearchElastic Enterprise Search
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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Elastic
Swiftype is excellent for e-commerce companies and especially the financial services sector where speed plays a major role in executing transactions. It is also very dynamic and customizable. It is very useful for electronics/travel reservations on e-commerce sites also. The only place it is inappropriate is when it comes to indexing a website in which case Google is slightly better, as I mentioned before. There is nothing much to complain about here in regards to the breadth of applications and analytics it offers.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Really fast queries
  • Good Reporting
  • Reduce the cost of the server
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Elastic
  • It's very easy to implement. The documentation is great and you can be up and running very quickly.
  • It's easy to configure. The web-based user interface makes it super simple to configure (i.e. customize search rankings, edit synonyms, etc.).
  • Their support is very friendly and helpful. Whenever I had a question or couldn't figure something old, they were quick to help me out.
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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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Elastic
  • Swiftype does not have indexes ready to go. When you add a new website to the search set, it takes some time to index the website. This is something that is different from what Google does. Google in this particular aspect does a relatively better job.
  • Swiftype is very expensive, this makes it difficult for smaller companies to afford.
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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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Elastic
Google Search Appliance is no longer supported. Apache Solr is a popular, free open source solution, but it lacks a web crawler and is more difficult to configure and maintain.
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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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Elastic
  • It has a positive impact as it helps traders and other users to seamlessly use applications.
  • It has a positive ROI and we would know the results in time to come.
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