For a limited time, AWS is offering a free trial program for Amazon CloudSearch that enables you to set up fully-functional search domains that you can use for up to 30 days at no charge. The Amazon CloudSearch free trial program can be used to develop and test new search applications, migrate existing applications, or simply gain hands-on experience with Amazon CloudSearch.
Any AWS customer who has not yet created an Amazon CloudSearch search domain is eligible for the free trial program. During the 30-day free trial period, you can use:
- 750 total hours of Amazon CloudSearch search instances
- 10,000 document batch uploads (each batch with a maximum size of 5 MB)
- 10 IndexDocuments requests
Your free trial expires after 30 days or when you reach the free usage limits, whichever comes first. When your free trial expires, you can continue using your domain without interruption at the standard, pay-as-you-go service rates (see the Amazon CloudSearch Pricing page for full pricing details). Some restrictions apply—for more information, see the Amazon CloudSearch Free Trial Offer Terms.
The free trial program is available to users worldwide in all regions supported by Amazon CloudSearch: US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore). Participation in the trial program requires an AWS account with a valid credit card. For the complete terms and conditions, see the Amazon CloudSearch Free Trial Offer Terms. For additional details, see the Amazon CloudSearch Free Trial FAQs.
You can sign up today to automatically take advantage of the Amazon CloudSearch Free Trial Offer.
- Sign-up for an AWS account.
- Enter your billing address and credit card information. You will not be charged unless your usage exceeds the free trial offer limits.
- Start using CloudSearch. A good place to start is to work through the Getting Started Tutorial in the Amazon CloudSearch Developer Guide. If you can't find the information you need in the documentation, visit the CloudSearch Community Forum to get your questions answered.
Built for high throughput and low latency, Amazon CloudSearch supports a rich set of features including free text search, faceted search, customizable relevance ranking, configurable search fields, text processing options, and near real-time indexing.
To use Amazon CloudSearch, you simply:
- Create a search domain
- Configure your search fields
- Upload your data for indexing
- Submit search requests from your website or application
Amazon CloudSearch is currently available in the following Regions: US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore).
You can make your data searchable using the AWS Management Console, API calls, or command line tools. Simply point to a sample set of data, and Amazon CloudSearch automatically proposes a list of index fields and a suggested configuration. It is easy to add or delete fields, and customize search options such as faceting (facets are index fields that represent categories that you want to use to refine and filter search results). You can make configuration changes without re-uploading your data. You can use analytics reports to track search metrics and user behavior.
Amazon CloudSearch scales up and down seamlessly as the amount of data or query volume changes. Amazon CloudSearch handles the operational footprint and provisions search instances for you.
Amazon CloudSearch always stores your index in RAM to ensure low latency and high throughput performance even at large scale. Amazon CloudSearch was created from the same A9 technology that powers search on Amazon.com.
Amazon CloudSearch is a fully-managed search service. Hardware and software provisioning, setup and configuration, software patching, and data partitioning are handled for you.
Amazon CloudSearch indexes and searches both structured data and plain text. It includes most search features that developers have come to expect from a search engine, such as faceted search, free text search, Boolean search, customizable relevance ranking, query time rank expressions, field weighting, and sorting of results using any field. Amazon CloudSearch also provides near real-time indexing of document updates.
Amazon CloudSearch is designed to be cost-efficient. You pay low hourly rates, and only for the resources you consume. Amazon CloudSearch offers low total cost of ownership for your search applications compared to operating a search environment on your own.
Amazon CloudSearch uses strong cryptographic methods to authenticate users and prevent unauthorized control of your domains. Amazon CloudSearch supports HTTPS and includes web service interfaces to configure firewall settings that control network access to your domain.