Amazon CloudSearch vs. Google Search Appliance (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon CloudSearch
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Amazon CloudSearch is enterprise search as a service, from Amazon Web Services.N/A
Google Search Appliance (discontinued)
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
The Google Search Appliance provided document indexing. The product was discontinued in favor of Google's cloud-based options.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon CloudSearchGoogle Search Appliance (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Amazon CloudSearchGoogle Search Appliance (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
Amazon CloudSearchGoogle Search Appliance (discontinued)
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 CloudSearchGoogle Search Appliance (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CloudSearchGoogle Search Appliance (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
I would like to mentioned about the scenario where Amazon cloud search was well suited is when we need regular updation of data and the subject matter requires continuous alterations due to the continuous changing environment and talking abut the least appropriate would the times when their is high level of customisation requirements in the project.
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The Google Search Appliance is well suited to most site search needs and it is possible to customize the front end seen by website visitors to produce a satisfactory basic interface with basic branding applied to it. However, in some situations it may be necessary to instead make API calls from a web page to retrieve search results and the format in which those results are returned might be a little more difficult to work with.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Really fast queries
  • Good Reporting
  • Reduce the cost of the server
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  • Homes in on key searches.
  • Immediate response.
  • Simple UI, very user-friendly.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • First thing I would like to mentioned about its indexing speed, I have noticed while working with large sums of data
  • Second I would like to mentioned about customisation challenge, although it is also its pros but a con as well, as it is a tedious task to customise when time value comes place as well.
  • Thirdly, I do feel that its advanced search queries could be more supported. I have seen some level of lagging when it comes to more advanced search queries given the size of data.
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  • It's my understanding that Google is ending support for the appliance soon. This is obviously an important consideration.
  • The administrator interface is far from easy to use.
  • There is a significant learning curve for new users.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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Discontinued Products
Neutral rating because I've never needed support.
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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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Google search has always been superior. No other search engine application can even come close.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • It has directly or indirectly improved the operational effiecncy for sure.
  • Its limitations towards limited customisation requirements makes it a bit negative side of the scenario.
  • Its scalability of the growth offers seamless accommodation of large data sets which is a positive impact although.
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  • The GSA was not cheap. At all.
  • There has also been a cost associated with our need to switch to another site search solution in the near future, due to Google ending support for the sppliance.
  • That said, we have so much support content that we owed it to our customers to offer a comprehensive search tool to help them find the most relevant content - and of course Google are the masters of this. However, it's worth noting that the alogorithms used on the GSA are far older than those used on google.com.
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