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


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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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  • The way you can easily setup Algolia, populate an index and start doing mockups with instant search (their frontend library)
  • A lot of SDKs allow choosing the approach that better suits your use case.
  • Not needing to spend a lot of time and money in infrastructure or software architecture.
  • Analytics are a tricky thing to do and don't work right out of the box.
  • Developer documentation isn't 100% complete and synced across sources so some things have to be inferred
  • Their pricing had some changes which are trickier to estimate (and can be expensive)
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Customer engagement and support
  • Integration with Adobe Magento
  • Performance measurement and user experience optimization
  • Lack of user-friendly interface to administer changes by marketing/merchandising team members. Some development and technical support is needed.
  • Simplicity control and flexibility around the filtering capabilities. Changes must be supported through iteration. No visual editor within the standard version.
  • Limits on team member accounts.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Very little infrastructure needed. Can be used directly from client or from different services.
  • Very reliable. We had very little down time if at all. Response times are good.
  • Search API is a little confusing (what is a facet?).
  • UI is nice, but it doesn't do a good job in helping you define your queries.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Extremely fast search speeds
  • Great technical support team
  • Willingness of the company to work with customers on pricing
  • It is difficult to scale the product, considering the pricing.
  • Building relevancy algorithms can get extremely expensive
  • Requires thorough knowledge of Algolia's documentation and framework to optimize for performance while sticking to your budget
Score 7 out of 10
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  • It is an ultra-fast tool that can also handle typos.
  • It is super easy to implement.
  • It has distributed search networks and multiple data centers.
  • It is very expensive compared to elastic search which is relatively free.
  • Algolia does not support iPhone and Android, unlike Sharefile and Diqify
  • Algolia lacks the activity tracking and email integration
  • Algolia does not have any video tutorials.
Rich Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Extremely fast search results
  • Very easy to set up, no maintenance needed from our side
  • Efficient and easy to adapt ranking formula
  • Customising the react packages can be difficult. Easy to send an excessive amount of requests
  • Customising ranking is restricted to prioritising factors, rather than weighting each factor individually
  • Costs can escalate dramatically when you expand your traffic
Eli Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Algolia is brain-dead simple to set up. I've implemented search with Algolia in a dozen different ways now, and it never took me longer than a few minutes to get the functionality I want. With Algolia, the only challenge is designing your search UI -- if you don't want to use their baked in UI solutions.
  • Results come back incredibly fast. I'm not sure how Algolia does it, but every keystroke I make in a search field returns new results instantly. It's hard to believe that I'm searching large datasets on a remote server when it works so fast.
  • Very little customization is needed for 99% of use-cases. Algolia's out of the box setup works great, and it takes no prior knowledge to set up.
  • Recent pricing model changes made Algolia considerably more expensive. I understand that companies change their models all the time, but my plan almost doubled in price overnight. They let me keep my legacy plan for as long as I wanted, but I had already outgrown it, so a small increase in demand caused big price spikes. It's still cheap for what it is though.
  • The documentation is generally good, but sometimes hard to navigate. I was trying to find examples of how to combine geo-queries with normal ones, and I couldn't find an example, but it wasn't actually hard to figure out.
  • Some of the advanced features can be hard to understand at first. This isn't really a con, as it just means Algolia is loaded with features, but I was a bit overwhelmed the first time I tried to customize an index.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Javascript/AJAX search requests from HTML clients (perfect microservice)
  • Easy to configure indexing
  • Dashboard of search results and performance
  • Customer support can be lacking at times, the development team IS in France so anything escalated takes a while to resolve
  • Costs escalate quickly until you hit dedicated hardware
  • Index creation can be slow
Michael Riess | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Algolia is lightning quick -- the fastest we found
  • Algolia has great tech support, tons of documentation, and many high quality ready-made plugins
  • Algolia allows for a high degree of customization
  • Algolia can be a bit complex -- for smaller companies or companies without many tech resources, it may be difficult to implement and use without the help of a third party
  • Manually manipulating search results (for specific queries having listings show up first) is a bit difficult to do without custom developing that functionality