"Bizo helps B2B marketers reach their target prospects online and shape purchase decisions through targeted display, social advertising, retargeting and other integrated multi-channel programs. We use Amazon CloudSearch and have been impressed with its performance. CloudSearch also eliminated some administrative headaches we experienced with the Solr implementation we had been using. We are excited about the new capabilities now available in CloudSearch – including a broader set of search features and support for enhanced security through IAM. We look forward to implementing these in our production environment."
Director of Engineering
“We view Amazon CloudSearch as key to our strategy for our flagship product, SMART/InSight. Pay as you go pricing for a managed search service removes the operational burden of maintaining and managing complex search systems, and lets us focus on what’s most important to us: our customers. Search capability on AWS enables integration of data without thinking of data types, size, or location and lets SMART/InSight visualize them in the ways our customers need. We will continue to collaboratively work with CloudSearch.”
Mack K. Machida
SMART INSIGHT CORPORATION
"We use Amazon CloudSearch to let our members search our archive of news articles, dating back to 1785. We love the fact that CloudSearch automatically scales for traffic and data. Having a low cost, high throughput, low-latency search without maintenance and operational overhead lets us focus more time on delighting our members.”
Transformation Program Manager
“Based on our testing, CloudSearch now consumes roughly 50% fewer resources – resulting in costs being cut in half for the same search workloads. We are excited to see support for a wide variety of languages, plus great features such as autocomplete, hit highlighting, and geospatial search. With these new features, and improved efficiency, CloudSearch should be the default option for fully-managed search applications on AWS.”
“Last year we looked at Amazon CloudSearch in comparison to Apache Solr. CloudSearch scored well on most of the high priority features important to users. It eliminated the complexity of manual tasks such as scaling, replication, and partitioning involved in deploying search applications. When we looked at a variety of different use case scenarios, CloudSearch cost less in each example. The new improvements in CloudSearch, including multilingual support, autosuggest, and geospatial search, new user customization and control options, and a significant reduction in cost due to enhanced efficiencies, make CloudSearch an even better choice for most search developers."
Chief Technology Officer
“SnapDish helps over one million users find and share recipes and photos for their favorite foods. We have been using Amazon CloudSearch to deliver SnapDish's food, recipe, and user search. CloudSearch is very useful for building highly-available search applications. With the new CloudSearch language support we were able to move Japanese language analysis functions to CloudSearch. That is cost effective for us, and we can focus on making our service even better. We will continue to fine-tune our application and use CloudSearch to drive growth for our service."
"Before the full use of Amazon Web Services, the page load time for our customer was an average of 5 to 8 seconds. Now, we are delivering the same page in 1 second. With Amazon CloudSearch, our search went from an average of 4.5 seconds to 0.5 seconds."
Director of Technology
"Company Check is the biggest source of free company information in the UK, and we are on a mission to deliver even more free company financial data to businesses across Europe.
We selected Amazon Cloudsearch as the best way to index over 40,000,000 records and deliver fast search results to our users. CloudSearch is a fraction of the cost of similar technologies, and it's low latency and unbelievable reliability have allowed us compete with companies in the same sector without investing millions into search technology and infrastructure.
Our search volume will double this year, so the scalability of CloudSearch is critical to support our growth. CloudSearch combined with Amazon EC2, MapReduce, ElastiCache, S3 and Route 53, is a great platform and offers unrivaled levels of performance."
Company Check Ltd
"We were in need of a way to bring more robust search capabilities to our team's large-scale WordPress implementations. Amazon CloudSearch was a great fit because it could be deployed in our applications regardless of hosting platform and would automatically scale to support varying levels of documents and queries. We built and released the Lift Plugin for WordPress in the hopes that others in the WordPress community can easily integrate Amazon CloudSearch and see the same immediate benefits we have. We've already had two large media companies start to use Lift with CloudSearch to search their Wordpress blog content with excellent results."
"Justia's mission is to advance the availability of legal resources for the benefit of society. We put up tons of free legal information content and having fast, accurate search is important to all of our projects. Having had prior difficulty getting good performance out of tools such as Apache Solr, we decided to try out Amazon CloudSearch for our new Trademarks Legal Information project and found it extremely easy to work with. CloudSearch gives us excellent performance, automatically scaling to meet our demand, and doesn't slow down search when we bulk import additional data into it. On top of that, it is very easy to dig in and modify our results with faceting and highly configurable rank expressions to adjust the result set."
Senior Software Engineer
"After evaluating several options for search at Snapguide we picked CloudSearch for its easy setup, automatic scaling, and rich set of developer tools. It was a snap to go from a single set of documents to multiple domains, and CloudSearch handles our complicated queries involving user-visibility logic and custom ranking effortlessly. Having search as a service enables our small team to do more while worrying about less."
Senior Software Engineer
"CloudSearch currently powers search on PBS mobile video portal. For PBS, the key differentiators were cost and speed to market. We were able to go from concept to prototype to a final product within just a few short weeks. And this was done at a fraction of the cost of our other search solution. Based on this success, we intend to roll this new search solution out across all of our audience facing experiences."
Public Broadcasting Service
"When ManageFlitter needed a service that allowed our users to search 100 million records in milliseconds, Amazon CloudSearch was the perfect choice. With a couple of API calls we were up and running and delivering a powerful search service to our 1.4 million users. With CloudSearch we never have to worry about managing additional backend infrastructure or scaling a large cluster of machines.
We remain impressed with the speed of CloudSearch. We have a very large, frequently updated data set that takes a complex range of user queries. CloudSearch continues to handle whatever we throw at it. The additional value that CloudSearch has added to our product over the past 10 months has been significant."
"We have integrated Amazon CloudSearch in Synapse, our informatics platform for collaborative biological research that will serve as a public resource for the scientific community. The search service built by CloudSearch will help scientists find and use relevant data from a broad set of scientific resources. We have been impressed with the power and flexibility of CloudSearch, and how quickly we were able to use it to get a new search system up and running - we had CloudSearch instances functional in less than an hour and fully integrated with our application and deployed to our users in less than a month."
Dr. Mike Kellen
Director, Technology and Software Development
"Amazon CloudSearch is a game-changing product that has allowed us to deliver powerful new search capabilities. Our customers can now find what they are looking for faster and more easily than ever before. Amazon CloudSearch fits with our strategy of being 100% based in the cloud, and has allowed us to focus our technical resources on building a great customer experience. We saved many months of re-architecture and development time by going with Amazon CloudSearch."
CEO & Chief Geek
"We needed more speed and performance for our search application. After spending some time working with Lucene and other search solutions, we decided that we just did not have the development time to dedicate to those projects. When we heard that Amazon CloudSearch would only take an hour to get running we were skeptical, but with a few menu clicks and keystrokes we were ready to roll. We are now delivering high performance search to more than two million registered users. All in all we could not be happier with Amazon CloudSearch."
Director of Software Engineering
"ex.fm is a social music discovery platform boasting the largest collection of free, legal music on the web. Each day, ex.fm users add over a hundred thousand new song links to the platform. Providing a fast, scalable search experience on top of this dataset has proved challenging. With a small team of engineers, we can't afford to dedicate resources managing and scaling our search infrastructure. Amazon CloudSearch provides us with a fast, scalable search platform that just works. Since deploying CloudSearch in production, we've received very positive feedback from our users on how fast and accurate our search is."