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7 out of 10
August 24, 2018
Algolia is being used by our organization in specific departments. It is not being used by the entire organization. It is a strong search …
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per month up to 10,000 records

Algolia Recommend


per month 1,000 requests

Algolia Search - Standard


per month per 1,000 requests +1,000 records

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What is Algolia?

Algolia is an API platform for dynamic experiences that helps businesses maximize the speed of search and discovery, while solving the pain of relevance tuning through AI. The solution aims to make accessing the right piece of content on websites and apps faster and more intuitive.

  • Algolia Search is a fully hosted API that delivers content to users in milliseconds. Developers can customize the relevance of their user experience and get insights on how users interact with it.
  • Algolia Recommend is an API that allows users to build unique product recommendations into any digital ecommerce experience.

Algolia Features

  • Supported: Algolia Recommend: Related Products
  • Supported: Algolia Recommend: Frequently Bought Together
  • Supported: Algolia Search: Pre-built UI Libraries
  • Supported: Algolia Search: Search Analytics
  • Supported: Algolia Search: Query Suggestions
  • Supported: Algolia Search: A/B Testing
  • Supported: Algolia Search: Visual Editor
  • Supported: Algolia Search: Personalization
  • Supported: Algolia Search: Dynamic Re-Ranking

Algolia Screenshots

Index & Query Rules Management: Query Rules allow you to enhance your engine's ranking behavior for specific queries. You can set up rules to uncover and respond more specifically to the intent behind your users' queries.Query Monitoring: Get insight into the status, performance and overall activity happening within your search engine.Algolia Analytics: Your search bar is a feedback form. Discover how Algolia's analytics drives insights from search to click to conversion.Algolia Dashboard: Products to accelerate search and discovery experiences across any device and platform.Advanced front-end libraries, API clients, and extensive documentation to help developers build, deploy, and maintain with ease.Getting started with Recommend is easy, simply choose your index, denote the events, and choose your model.

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Algolia Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesAll


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Algolia?

Algolia in San Francisco, California offers enterprise search as a service.

How much does Algolia cost?

Algolia starts at $0.

Who uses Algolia?

The most common users of Algolia are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Internet industry.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Easiness to set up and maintain, our team at the moment we compared them was small and we were in an exploratory phase in the search engine feature. We needed to deploy something to our users quickly to start learning and avoid spending time in infrastructure configurations (like security) and Algolia provided all of this out of the box.
Score 9 out of 10
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Algolia works well in tandem with Magento and provides a large number of tools and features that provide greater control and adaptability as compared to other solutions we reviewed. Algolia has demonstrated its commitment to continual innovation, providing access to next-gen capabilities that are not readily available on other platforms. Algolia supports a fast, fluid mobile-first user experience and is able to allow us to quickly adapt our facets to create new categories within our website experience.
Score 9 out of 10
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Algolia had a better clientele and hence we had a lot of trust in its product. Also, we were recommended about the company; therefore, we decided to go ahead with it. The initial demo was also better than the other companies.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Algolia does not require your own setup so we could get going fast. Algolia is known for being fast and highly available. It requires less domain knowledge. It is a lot more expensive though. Another plus is that is it very easy to sync data to it. You can backfill millions of records in less than a minute.
Score 8 out of 10
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By far Elasticsearch is the prime competitor that comes into the picture when thinking about Algolia. Where Algolia surpasses Elasticsearch by miles is in performance. Algolia is search on steroids. However, Elasticsearch supersedes Algolia in terms of flexibility and cost. Elasticsearch is less expensive when it comes to customizing and building more complex search algorithms for your website. With Algolia, unless you are in one of the higher tiers, it is difficult to customize and improve search algorithms while sticking to your budget.
Score 7 out of 10
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Algolia at first seemed and proved to be the fastest compared to the other search engines. It is very easy to implement. Also, it had a 24x7 support which proved to be very useful. It is also useful for all types of clients weather it be organizations or individuals. It can also handle typos. It also focuses on features like API and SSL Security. Also, it is designed to search records, not pages. These were some of the reasons we went ahead with Algolia.
Rich Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Algolia was by far and away the easiest of the three to implement. PostgreSQL has many search modules that can be used on top of your usual database, however, none are particularly efficient and can quickly become overwhelmed at scale. Equally, they do not handle business metric weightings well. Elastic search is what Algolia is built on and works well, however, it would require a lot more manual setup to ultimately get to a solution that is similar and likely worse than Algolia offer. Both Algolia and elastic search suffer from the problem of having to keep two items databases in sync.