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:
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 Overview for full pricing details). Some restrictions apply—for more information, see the 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.
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:
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).
Simple to Configure – 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.
Automatic Scaling For Data & Traffic – 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.
Low Latency, High Throughput – 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.
Easy Administration – Amazon CloudSearch is a fully-managed service. Hardware and software provisioning, setup and configuration, software patching, and data partitioning are handled for you.
Rich Search Features – 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.
Low Costs – 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.
Secure – 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.