Constructor.io Search vs. Elasticsearch

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Constructor.io Search
Score 7.6 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Constructor Search promises to improve conversions and revenue from onsite and in-app search, using search science and artificial intelligence, Constructor's cloud-based search-as-a-service solution uses natural language processing, machine learning-enhanced results ranking, collaborative personalization, and merchant controls to power enterprise-grade onsite and in-app search. Whether search results are optimized for relevance, revenue, conversions, conversations — or all of the…N/A
Elasticsearch
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Elasticsearch is an enterprise search tool from Elastic in Mountain View, California.
$16
per month
Pricing
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$16.00
per month
Gold
$19.00
per month
Platinum
$22.00
per month
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(47 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
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10.0
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Support Rating
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7.8
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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9.0
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User Testimonials
Constructor.io SearchElasticsearch
Likelihood to Recommend
Constructor.io Corporation
Constructor.io Search takes all of the guesswork out of maintaining a search engine. As merchandisers or product teams, we have educated guesses at how search relevance should work but the customer is always king. We can't always predict the ways in which consumers will search or what their intent is. That's why the behavioral-driven approach that Constructor.io employs works so well. It means that merchandisers can focus on their sales and promotional responsibilities, instead of wasting time and bandwidth on base-level relevance questions.
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Elastic
Elasticsearch is a really scalable solution that can fit a lot of needs, but the bigger and/or those needs become, the more understanding & infrastructure you will need for your instance to be running correctly. Elasticsearch is not problem-free - you can get yourself in a lot of trouble if you are not following good practices and/or if are not managing the cluster correctly. Licensing is a big decision point here as Elasticsearch is a middleware component - be sure to read the licensing agreement of the version you want to try before you commit to it. Same goes for long-term support - be sure to keep yourself in the know for this aspect you may end up stuck with an unpatched version for years.
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Pros
Constructor.io Corporation
  • Optimizes for business KPIs, not string matches, so merchandisers can focus on strategy instead of maintaining a dictionary.
  • Gives merchandisers control to curate the right customer experience per their expert understanding.
  • Customer/technical support during and after implementation.
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Elastic
  • As I mentioned before, Elasticsearch's flexible data model is unparalleled. You can nest fields as deeply as you want, have as many fields as you want, but whatever you want in those fields (as long as it stays the same type), and all of it will be searchable and you don't need to even declare a schema beforehand!
  • Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch, is super strong financially and they have a great team of devs and product managers working on Elasticsearch. When I first started using ES 3 years ago, I was 90% impressed and knew it would be a good fit. 3 years later, I am 200% impressed and blown away by how far it has come and gotten even better. If there are features that are missing or you don't think it's fast enough right now, I bet it'll be suitable next year because the team behind it is so dang fast!
  • Elasticsearch is really, really stable. It takes a lot to bring down a cluster. It's self-balancing algorithms, leader-election system, self-healing properties are state of the art. We've never seen network failures or hard-drive corruption or CPU bugs bring down an ES cluster.
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Cons
Constructor.io Corporation
  • Visibility of the personalization algorithm.
  • Exposing detailed analytics within the customer-facing dashboard.
  • "Top searches" available via API.
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Elastic
  • Joining data requires duplicate de-normalized documents that make parent child relationships. It is hard and requires a lot of synchronizations
  • Tracking errors in the data in the logs can be hard, and sometimes recurring errors blow up the error logs
  • Schema changes require complete reindexing of an index
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Likelihood to Renew
Constructor.io Corporation
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Elastic
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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Usability
Constructor.io Corporation
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Elastic
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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Support Rating
Constructor.io Corporation
No answers on this topic
Elastic
We've only used it as an opensource tooling. We did not purchase any additional support to roll out the elasticsearch software. When rolling out the application on our platform we've used the documentation which was available online. During our test phases we did not experience any bugs or issues so we did not rely on support at all.
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Implementation Rating
Constructor.io Corporation
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Elastic
Do not mix data and master roles. Dedicate at least 3 nodes just for Master
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Alternatives Considered
Constructor.io Corporation
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Elastic
As far as we are concerned, Elasticsearch is the gold standard and we have barely evaluated any alternatives. You could consider it an alternative to a relational or NoSQL database, so in cases where those suffice, you don't need Elasticsearch. But if you want powerful text-based search capabilities across large data sets, Elasticsearch is the way to go.
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Return on Investment
Constructor.io Corporation
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Elastic
  • We have had great luck with implementing Elasticsearch for our search and analytics use cases.
  • While the operational burden is not minimal, operating a cluster of servers, using a custom query language, writing Elasticsearch-specific bulk insert code, the performance and the relative operational ease of Elasticsearch are unparalleled.
  • We've easily saved hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing Elasticsearch vs. RDBMS vs. other no-SQL solutions for our specific set of problems.
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