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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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Elasticsearch

ElasticSearch is hands down, the absolute best solution for logging in a virtualization environment. The Kibana front end to ElasticSearch is extremely intuitive, even computer novices can be trained on how to chain together tags in the Apache Lucene syntax to extract the data they need. Once the deploy process is nailed down and system is engineered, the logging structure can remain fairly static until the next major revision. Compared to Splunk, with an administrator well versed in the ElasticSearch suite, will save an organization upwards of 10's of thousands of dollars a year even with the caveats mentioned earlier.As a developer looking for a quick and simple search engine which has little configuration required, ElasticSearch is fast and perfect for that solution. Literally throw JSON records in to the database and push a request to get JSON out, exceptionally straightforward.
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Pros

  • Really fast queries
  • Good Reporting
  • Reduce the cost of the server
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  • The best solution we've found for blazing fast searches, especially text-based.
  • Easy to add nodes for data redundancy.
  • Good documentation makes getting up and running easy.
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Cons

  • Can take some time to implement
  • The initial configuration can be tricky
  • Takes some time to update the values
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  • Query syntax can be hard for developers to pick up, especially if they are used to SQL.
  • Tooling leaves a lot to be desired, especially compared to the RDMS tooling that is out there.
  • Updates to Elastic search data aren't the fastest, especially compared to some other nosql solutions like MongoDB
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Elasticsearch10.0
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We're pretty heavily invested in ElasticSearch at this point, and there aren't any obvious negatives that would make us reconsider this decision.
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Elasticsearch10.0
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To get started with Elasticsearch, you don't have to get very involved in configuring what really is an incredibly complex system under the hood. You simply install the package, run the service, and you're immediately able to begin using it. You don't need to learn any sort of query language to add data to Elasticsearch or perform some basic searching.If you're used to any sort of RESTful API, getting started with Elasticsearch is a breeze. If you've never interacted with a RESTful API directly, the journey may be a little more bumpy. Overall, though, it's incredibly simple to use for what it's doing under the covers.
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Elasticsearch9.0
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Do not mix data and master roles. Dedicate at least 3 nodes just for Master
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Alternatives Considered

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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We found Elasticsearch to be the fastest in querying text based data, allowing us to significantly speed up our APIs.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive Point - Reduced the server load
  • Negative point - Not suitable for all queries
  • Negative Point - Time to implement this feature
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  • Elasticsearch has allowed us to shave off many (> 100 is some cases) milliseconds from our API response times.
  • Elasticsearch coupled with Kibana has allowed us a whole new level of visibility into our log data.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudSearch

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Elasticsearch

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