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Swiftype

2 Ratings

Amazon CloudSearch

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Swiftype

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Swiftype

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

  • Really fast queries
  • Good Reporting
  • Reduce the cost of the server
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  • Swiftype helps with providing search results at a very rapid pace. Since our industry is in financial services, this plays a major role.
  • Swiftype also has a very good integration setup with the websites as well as mobile applications.
  • The API's we use are configurable and customizable. Hence, we can use it differently for mobile and web apps.
  • Swiftype also provides analytics of geographical information of search results. This is very critical from troubleshooting prospective in-case of issues.
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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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  • 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

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 selected Swiftype compared to Google as it is very well designed and has a great layout. The technical support helps anytime we need them. They also provide great support. The analytics provided are also great and provide excellent features. It is easy to use and configure. It has excellent integration with sites and mobile applications. We have done a feasibility analysis with other products such as Algolia, Elasticsearch, Apache Solr.
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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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  • 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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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudSearch

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

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