Amazon CloudSearch

We adapted A9’s technology for the Cloud; now anyone can implement the same powerful search on their own site.

CloudSearch takes away the burden of managing complex search infrastructures and lets our customers focus on building great applications.

-- Vivek S., CloudSearch

How It Works

Developed by A9, CloudSearch is the fully-managed, cloud-based search service for Amazon Web Services (AWS). It allows businesses and developers to easily integrate fast and highly scalable search functionality into their applications.

Developers don't have to worry about hardware provisioning, data partitioning, or software patches. They simply create a search instance -- called a search domain in CloudSearch -- and upload the data they want to make searchable. The service then automatically allocates the servers required and deploys a highly tuned search index. CloudSearch relies on many proven AWS services, such as EC2 and EMR.

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Search Elasticity

Search Elasticity

Delivering a solution this powerful and flexible means rethinking how we work behind the scenes.  We took the best of Product Search – scale, speed, faceting – and combined it with the flexibility of AWS to deliver a complete solution that can be used by any business, whatever their size.

As businesses grow, search grows with them. When there's a surge of interest, CloudSearch handles the spikes seamlessly. When there's downtime, clients don't have to pay for overcapacity. When the need arises, CloudSearch will spin up an entire new fleet to handle the flow and direct your traffic so that you don’t drop a single user request. No loss, no noise, no delay.

Amazon CloudSearch seamlessly scales as the amount of searchable data increases or as the query rate changes, and developers can change search parameters, fine tune search relevance, and apply new settings at any time without having to upload the data again.

Full-featured and Growing

Built for high throughput and low latency, Amazon CloudSearch supports the powerful features and capabilities you expect from the team that powers Amazon’s product search. 

The Team

  • Support for free text and semi-structured data
  • Faceting
  • Range & fielded search
  • Customizable relevance ranking
  • Sorting by alphabetic or numeric fields
  • Text processing options
  • Near real-time updates
  • Management console.

As our CloudSearch offering grows, we continue to add more of the latest features of product search.