Algolia Reduces Search Headaches
November 06, 2017

Algolia Reduces Search Headaches

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Algolia

Algolia is being used site wide for customer facing search on all the Tanga Network properties. It makes it so our application developers don't have to configure or worry about configuring complicated search indexes. It allows marketing/product to tweak search results as necessary without development intervention.
  • 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
  • Sales from search are up considerably
  • Time to fine tune search has gone down drastically
  • Search costs up exponentially
Algolia is much easier to use than the competition and requires no system maintenance. It is however much more expensive.
[It's] well suited when you don't want to manage search infrastructure and favor spending your development cycles on your competitive advantage.