"Newstex processes about a million stories a month from publishers with content in multiple languages. Before Amazon CloudSearch, we had a full-time contractor working on a search system for six months, and we didn’t have nearly the functionality that CloudSearch provides.
We aren’t a search company, we’re a content syndication company. CloudSearch lets us devote our resources to making our content syndication business faster and more powerful. We built our mobile apps on the concept of searching through our archive. With CloudSearch, we can deliver results to mobile devices in fractions of a second. We can even offer them features like faceted search, allowing users to drill down into content to find just what they want."
Vice President of Technology
"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 been using Amazon CloudSearch for more than two months in production, delivering search of news content, usage and rights information to over 1,000 publications.
Amazon CloudSearch lets us use search as a service, and allows my technical resources to focus on more important value-add development. I no longer have to worry about capacity planning related to search, and there's simplicity of management and operations. Now, search is not a road map item I need to worry about. With Amazon CloudSearch we are getting the performance, reliability, and cost advantages we need."
Todd B. Martin
SVP & Chief Technology Officer
"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."
"We immediately saw the value of Amazon CloudSearch. Search Technologies is the largest IT services company dedicated to search engine consulting and implementation services, and we get many customers who don't want the hassle of installing and maintaining their own search engine. Amazon CloudSearch can be launched in minutes, on-going maintenance is practically zero, scaling is 100% automatic, and integration is a breeze. We were able to very quickly integrate Amazon CloudSearch with our Aspire connectors and content processing tools, which enable customers to access their legacy data in content management systems and file shares with document-level security. Amazon CloudSearch brings a whole new dimension to the search market."