AWS CloudSearch Service: Introduction and Benefits Explained

December 22, 2021 | Comments(0) |

The method of search content online has evolved over the past few years. Searching for content efficiently and effectively is an essential part of any website you take, a food website, a movie streaming platform, or an e-commerce site. In addition, the implementation of a search engine is essential during a website building project. Multiple searching tools are provided by cloud service providers such as Google Cloud Search, Amazon ElasticSearch, Amazon CloudSearch, Office365 Search, etc.

In this blog, we will explore AWS CloudSearch Service provided by Amazon and its benefits.

AWS CloudSearch:

AWS Cloudsearch is a fully managed cloud service focused on adding search functionality to an application rather than building basic search functionality, scaling with high availability. It is used for searching purposes and includes a search feature set such as Faceting, Highlighting, Autocomplete Suggestion, and Geospatial Search.

AWS Cloudsearch supports 34 languages that help perform work for the user quickly and efficiently. It is very easy to operate, and this is because of High availability, auto-scaling, data durability, and self-healing clusters.

AWS Cloudsearch allows you to build a search application to manage a vast quantity of data. As the amount of data and traffic changes, Amazon CloudSearch automatically adapts the domain server resources, improving speed while lowering costs.

AWS CloudSearch is designed to be cost-effective. You pay modest hourly rates and only use the resources that you need. Compared to operating an exploration environment on your own, Amazon CloudSearch offers a cheap total cost of ownership for your search applications. See the price for further details on pricing.

It features a robust security feature that integrates with AWS IAM and uses AWS Cloud Trail for audits.

The Dashboard will look like the below: CloudSearch-Dashboard

Benefits of using CloudSearch:

You can rapidly add rich search features to your website or application with Amazon CloudSearch. You won’t have to learn how to search or bother about hardware provisioning, setup, or maintenance. Instead, you can build a search domain and upload the data you want to make searchable with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. Amazon CloudSearch will automatically supply the resources and install a finely tailored search index.

At any moment, you may modify your search parameters, fine-tune search relevancy, and apply new settings. In addition, Amazon CloudSearch effortlessly expands to suit your demands as your data and traffic volumes vary.

  • Simple

The AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, and AWS SDKs may all be used to set up and maintain an Amazon CloudSearch domain. Refer to a sample of your data, and Amazon CloudSearch will suggest setting up the indexing options for your part. You may quickly add and remove index fields and change search settings like faceting and highlighting. You don’t have to re-upload your data if you modify your configuration.

  • Scalable

For all search domains, Amazon CloudSearch provides robust autoscaling. Amazon CloudSearch can scale your search domain’s resources up or down as your data or query volume changes. If you know you’ll need extra capacity for bulk uploads or a spike in search traffic; you can regulate scaling.

  • Reliable

Amazon CloudSearch monitors and recovers your search domains automatically. Amazon CloudSearch creates and maintains resources for a search domain in two Availability Zones when Multi-AZ is enabled, ensuring high availability. In both Availability Zones, updates are applied automatically to the search instances. In the case of a failure, search traffic is spread over both Availability Zones, and the instances in any zone can manage the entire load.

  • High Performance

Through automatic sharding and horizontal and vertical autoscaling, Amazon CloudSearch ensures low latency and high throughput even at a large scale.

  • Fully Managed

Amazon CloudSearch is a bespoke search service that Amazon entirely controls. Provisioning, setup, and configuration of hardware and software, software patching, data partitioning, node monitoring, scalability, and data durability are all taken care of for you.

  • Cost-Effective

Amazon CloudSearch is intended to be low-cost. You pay for the resources you utilize at affordable hourly rates. Compared to running a search environment on your own, Amazon CloudSearch has a cheap total cost of ownership for your search applications. See pricing for further details on pricing.

  • Secure

To authenticate users and prevent unwanted access to your domains, Amazon CloudSearch employs powerful cryptographic algorithms. In addition, Amazon CloudSearch works with Identity and Access Management (IAM) to govern access to the CloudSearch configuration service and the document, search, and recommend services for each domain.

Conclusion:

Amazon provides a suite of services to build advanced applications with a multitude of features. With Amazon CloudSearch, you can create your own search domain, set customized search attributes, migrate data and start utilizing them quickly. Many things must be considered while setting up Amazon CloudSearch for your application and needs expert consulting.

CloudThat provides an end-to-end implementation, data migration, customized project to cater to our client’s needs. Stay tuned for a step-by-step guide to setting up Amazon CloudSearch. Drop a query in the comments section and we will get back to you quickly. Learn more about CloudThat’s Consulting and Expert Advisory here.

 

References

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cloudsearch/latest/developerguide/what-is-cloudsearch.html

https://aws.amazon.com/cloudsearch/faqs/


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