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Compare Amazon CloudSearch vs SearchBlox

What is better Amazon CloudSearch or SearchBlox? Buying the best Site Search Solutions product is all about comparing various solutions and figuring out the top program for your specific needs. Our proprietary process gives you a fast look at the general rating of Amazon CloudSearch and SearchBlox. For overall quality and performance, Amazon CloudSearch scored 9.9, while SearchBlox scored 7.1. On the other hand, for user satisfaction, Amazon CloudSearch earned 100%, while SearchBlox earned 100%.

Below you can also look at their functionalities, terms, plans, etc. to find out which application will be more appropriate for your situation. One critical aspect to assess is if the software lets you to toggle on/off permissions on various types of users to limit the exposure of any sensitive business data.

If you would like to quickly decide on the optimal Site Search Solutions according to our review team we advise you check out the following solutions: Google Cloud Search, Amazon CloudSearch, Azure Search.

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SmartScore™

OUR SCORE 9.9

User Satisfaction

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE 100%

Pricing

Starting from $0.059

Pricing Model

Free

Monthly payment

One-time payment

Annual Subscription

Quote-based

List of Features

  • Create a Search Domain
  • Automated Provisioning  and Maintenance of Search Domain
  • Search Instances
  • Scale Based on Search Index Data and Search Traffic
  • Replication of Search Instances
  • Partitioning of Search Index
  • Multi-Availablity Zone Option
  • Configuration Service
  • Indexing Options
  • Index Fields
  • Text Analysis Schemes
  • Availability Options
  • Scaling Options
  • Suggesters
  • Rank Search Results through Numeric Expressions
  • Document Service
  • Change Searchable Data
  • Search Service
  • Unique Search HTTP Endpoint for every Domain
  • Rich Query Language
  • Search Features
  • Free Text, Boolean, and Faceted Search
  • Field Weighting
  • Geospatial Search
  • Support for 34 Languages

Pricing Info

With no set-up fees and upfront commitments, Amazon CloudSearch doesn’t offer an enterprise pricing plan. Instead, it is using a pay-as-you-go pricing method wherein you only need to pay for your search instance usage which pricing is calculated on an hourly basis, the total number of the batch documents you uploaded to the search domain, the amount of data you stored in the search domain when you explicitly made IndexDocuments requests/calls, and the amount of data you transferred in and out Amazon CloudSearch.

In addition, all of the charges are billed on a monthly basis and vary depending on which region you belong. Here are the details:

Search Instances

US East (N. Virigina)

  • search.m1.small – $0.059 per hour
  • search.m3.medium – $0.094 per hour
  • search.m3.large –  $0.188 per hour
  • search.m3.xlarge -$0.376 per hour
  • search.m3.2xlarge –  $0.752 per hour

US West (Northern California)

  • search.m1.small – $0.063 per hour
  • search.m3.medium – $0.104 per hour
  • search.m3.large – $0.208 per hour
  • search.m3.xlarge – $0.416 per hour
  • search.m3.2xlarge – $0.832 per hour

US West (Oregon)

  • search.m1.small – $0.059 per hour
  • search.m3.medium – $0.094 per hour
  • search.m3.large – $0.188 per hour
  • search.m3.xlarge – $0.376 per hour
  • search.m3.2xlarge – $0.752 per hour

Asia Pacific (Seoul)

  • search.m4.large – $0.255 per hour
  • search.m4.xlarge – $0.511 per hour
  • search.m4.2xlarge – $1.023 per hour

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

  • search.m1.small – $0.078 per hour
  • search.m3.medium – $0.132 per hour
  • search.m3.large – $0.264 per hour
  • search.m3.xlarge – $0.528 per hour
  • search.m3.2xlarge – $1.056 per hour

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

  • search.m1.small – $0.078 per hour
  • search.m3.medium – $0.132 per hour
  • search.m3.large – $0.264 per hour
  • search.m3.xlarge – $0.528 per hour
  • search.m3.2xlarge – $1.056 per hour

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

  • search.m1.small – $0.082 per hour
  • search.m3.medium – $0.136 per hour
  • search.m3.large – $0.272 per hour
  • search.m3.xlarge – $0.544 per hour
  • search.m3.2xlarge  – $1.088 per hour

EU (Franfurt)

  • search.m3.medium – $0.112 per hour
  • search.m3.large – $0.224 per hour
  • search.m3.xlarge – $0.448 per hour
  • search.m3.2xlarge – $0.896 per hour

EU (Ireland)

  • search.m1.small – $0.063 per hour
  • search.m3.medium – $0.104 per hour
  • search.m3.large – $0.208 per hour
  • search.m3.xlarge – $0.416 per hour
  • search.m3.2xlarge – $0.832 per hour

South America (Sao Paolo)

  • search.m1.small – $0.078 per hour
  • search.m3.medium – $0.128 per hour
  • search.m3.large – $0.256 per hour
  • search.m3.xlarge – $0.512 per hour
  • search.m3.2xlarge –  $1.024 per hour

Pricing is per instance-hour consumed for each search instance, from the time the instance is launched until it is terminated. Each partial instance-hour consumed is billed as a full hour.

When you enable the Multi-AZ option for enhanced data durability and availability, Amazon CloudSearch provisions and maintains additional search instances in a different Availability Zone. Search traffic is distributed across all of the instances and the instances in either zone are capable of handling the full load in the event of a service disruption. When you enable the Multi-AZ option, you are charged for the additional search instance hours used at the regular rates for the applicable region.

Previous Generation Search Instances

Below are the prices for previous generation instances, which are only available for existing search domains. All newly created domains will be provisioned with the higher performance newer generation instance options.

US East (N. Virigina)

  • search.m1.large – $0.236 per hour
  • search.m2.xlarge – $0.306 per hour
  • search.m2.2xlarge – $0.613 per hour

US West (Northern California)

  • search.m1.large – $0.257 per hour
  • search.m2.xlarge – $0.344 per hour
  • search.m2.2xlarge – $0.688 per hour

US West (Oregon)

  • search.m1.large – $0.236 per hour
  • search.m2.xlarge – $0.306 per hour
  • search.m2.2xlarge – $0.613 per hour

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

  • search.m1.large – $0.315 per hour
  • search.m2.xlarge – $0.370 per hour
  • search.m2.2xlarge – $0.740 per hour

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

  • search.m1.large – $0.315 per hour
  • search.m2.xlarge – $0.370 per hour
  • search.m2.2xlarge – $0.740 per hour

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

  • search.m1.large – $0.328 per hour
    search.m2.xlarge – $0.359 per hour
    search.m2.2xlarge – $0.719 per hour

EU (Ireland)

  • search.m1.large – $0.257 per hour
  • search.m2.xlarge – $0.344 per hour
  • search.m2.2xlarge – $0.688 per hour

South America (Sao Paolo)

  • search.m1.large – $0.315 per hour
  • search.m2.xlarge – $0.404 per hour
  • search.m2.2xlarge – $0.806 per hour

Pricing is per instance-hour consumed for each search instance, from the time the instance is launched until it is terminated. Each partial instance-hour consumed is billed as a full hour.

When you enable the Multi-AZ option for enhanced data durability and availability, Amazon CloudSearch provisions and maintains additional search instances in a different Availability Zone. Search traffic is distributed across all of the instances and the instances in either zone are capable of handling the full load in the event of a service disruption. When you enable the Multi-AZ option, you are charged for the additional search instance hours used at the regular rates for the applicable region.

Batch Uploads

You are billed for the total number of document batches uploaded to your search domain. Uploaded documents are automatically indexed.

  • $0.10 per 1,000 Batch Upload Requests (the maximum size for each batch is 5 MB)

IndexDocuments Requests

When you make configuration changes to your index, for example by adding a field, you will need to rebuild the index. To do this, you use the AWS Management Console, command line tools, AWS SDKs, or APIs to issue an IndexDocuments request. The charge for this request is:

  • $0.98 per GB of data stored in your search domain

Amazon CloudSearch may occasionally issue these calls for you. For example, as you add data to your domain, Amazon CloudSearch may proactively rebuild your index to improve query performance. You will not be charged in this case, and others, where you do not explicitly call IndexDocuments.

Data Transfer

The pricing below is based on data transferred “in” and “out” of Amazon CloudSearch.

US East (N. Virigina)

Data Transfer In

  • All Data Transfer In – $0.000 per GB

Data Transfer Out

  • First 10 TB / month – $0.090 per GB
  • Next 40 TB / month – $0.085 per GB
  • Next 100 TB / month – $0.070 per GB

US West (Northern California)

Data Transfer In

  • All Data Transfer In – $0.000 per GB

Data Transfer Out

  • First 10 TB / month – $0.090 per GB
  • Next 40 TB / month – $0.085 per GB
  • Next 100 TB / month – $0.070 per GB

US West (Oregon)

Data Transfer In

  • All Data Transfer In – $0.000 per GB

Data Transfer Out

  • First 10 TB / month – $0.090 per GB
  • Next 40 TB / month – $0.085 per GB
  • Next 100 TB / month- $0.070 per GB

Asia Pacific (Seoul)

Data Transfer In

  • All Data Transfer In – $0.000 per GB

Data Transfer Out

  • First 10 TB / month – $0.126 per GB
  • Next 40 TB / month – $0.122 per GB
  • Next 100 TB / month – $0.117 per GB

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

Data Transfer In

  • All Data Transfer In – $0.000 per GB

Data Transfer Out

  • First 10 TB / month- $0.120 per GB
  • Next 40 TB / month – $0.085 per GB
  • Next 100 TB / month – $0.082 per GB

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

Data Transfer In

  • All Data Transfer In – $0.000 per GB

Data Transfer Out

  • First 10 TB / month – $0.140 per GB
  • Next 40 TB / month – $0.135 per GB
  • Next 100 TB / month – $0.130 per GB

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

Data Transfer In

  • All Data Transfer In – $0.000 per GB

Data Transfer Out

  • First 10 TB / month – $0.140 per GB
  • Next 40 TB / month – $0.135 per GB
  • Next 100 TB / month – $0.130 per GB

EU (Frankfurt)

Data Transfer In

  • All Data Transfer In – $0.000 per GB

Data Transfer Out

  • First 10 TB / month – $0.090 per GB
  • Next 40 TB / month – $0.085 per GB
  • Next 100 TB / month – $0.070 per GB

EU (Ireland)

Data Transfer In

  • All Data Transfer In – $0.000 per GB

Data Transfer Out

  • First 10 TB / month – $0.090 per GB
  • Next 40 TB / month – $0.085 per GB
  • Next 100 TB / month – $0.070 per GB

South America (Sao Paolo)

Data Transfer In

  • All Data Transfer In – $0.000 per GB

Data Transfer Out

  • First 10 TB / month $0.250 per GB
  • Next 40 TB / month $0.230 per GB
  • Next 100 TB / month $0.210 per GB

Data transferred between Amazon CloudSearch and AWS services in the same region is free.

Data transferred between Amazon CloudSearch and AWS services in different regions will be charged as Internet Data Transfer on both sides of the transfer.

For traffic sent between Amazon CloudSearch and Amazon EC2 instances in the same region, you are only charged for the Data Transfer in and out of the Amazon EC2 instances, and standard Amazon EC2 Regional Data Transfer charges apply. For additional information, please visit the official website of AWS and check the EC2 pricing.

You can always see the resources you’re consuming in Amazon CloudSearch via the Account Activity page on the AWS website, the AWS Management Console, CloudSearch command line tools, or CloudSearch APIs.

Languages Supported

English

Chinese

German

Hindi

Japanese

Spanish

French

Russian

Italian

Dutch

Portugese

Polish

Turkish

Swedish

Prominent Clients

Bizo, Vuzz, SMART Insight

Integrations

Amazon CloudSearch integrates with the following tools from Amazon Web Services:

  • AWS Management Console
  • AWS CLI (Comand Line Interface)
  • AWS SDKs
  • IAM (Identity and Access Management)

Available Devices

Windows

Linux

Android

iPhone/iPad

Mac

Web-based

Windows Mobile

Company Size

Small Business

Large Enterprises

Medium Business

Freelancers

Available Support

email

phone

live support

training

tickets

General Info

A scalable, reliable, cost-effective, and fully managed search service built on the Amazon Web Services which provides organizations and business with the ability to create a search domain or solution that can be automatically provisioned, configured, scaled, and maintained to enhance the search capabilities of websites and applications and deliver a low latency and high throughput search performance.

Company Email

Contact No.

Company's Address

Amazon Web Services Inc.
440 Terry Ave N,
Seattle, WA 98109
USA

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SmartScore™

OUR SCORE 7.1

User Satisfaction

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE 100%

Pricing

Starting from $499

Pricing Model

Free

Monthly payment

One-time payment

Annual Subscription

Quote-based

List of Features

  • Enterprise Search
  • Crawl Websites, File Systems, Databases, and other Sources
  • Flexible Crawler
  • Set Up Collections/Indices to Match Content
  • Unified and Federated Search
  • Site Search
  • Search Results UI Customization
  • Fast and Advanced Searches
  • Automated Metadata Indexing
  • Featured Results
  • eCommerce Search
  • Geolocation Search
  • Time/Date-Base Search
  • Faceted Search Results
  • Rendering of Search Results on Mobile Devices
  • Intranet Search
  • Search Network Folders
  • Document Deduplication
  • Document Highlighting
  • Indexing API
  • Cloud Search
  • Ready-To-Use  Results Templates
  • Hosted Search
  • Faceted Searching of CRM Data within Salesforce
  • Make Salesforce Data Searchable Externally
  • Search Across Large Volumes of Content
  • Visualizations of Indexed Information
  • Early Case Assessment (ECA)/eDiscovery Search
  • Concept Search
  • Multilingual Stemming
  • PST Indexing
  • Email Viewer and PDF Export
  • Text Analytics
  • Turn Corpus of Texts into Rich Insights
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Discover Emotions from Opinions, Reviews, Surveys, Feedback, Social Media, and more
  • Pinpoint Trends within Text Data

Pricing Info

SearchBlox offers several SMB and enterprise pricing plans for all users to choose from. The solution is available in two editions, namely Enterprise Search Edition and Text Analytics Edition which you can purchase through a yearly subscription; and the pricing varies depending on the number of search servers you need per year.

You can also purchase a pay-as-you-go cloud search plan that allows you to deploy the solution on your public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructure as a Search-as-a-Service. SearchBlox has three cloud-based search plans which pricing varies based on the number of websites you are managing. In addition, support plans are available. Here are the details:

Enterprise Search Edition

  • $5,000/server/yr.
  • Best suited for Websites, Intranet, eCommerce, Social Media, File Servers, and Cloud Drives
  • UNLIMITED Files/URLS
  • UNLIMITED Collections
  • Advanced Security Integration
  • Product Upgrades
  • Standard Support Included

Text Analytics Edition

  • $12,500/server/yr.
  • Best suited for Customer and Employee surveys, Voice of the Customer, and Brand and Market Research
  • UNLIMITED Responses
  • UNLIMITED Collections
  • Advanced Security Integration
  • Product Upgrades
  • Standard Support Included

SearchBlox Support Plans

Standard Support

  • $0
  • Per year with paid licenses
  • Business Hours (Mon-Fri 9-6 US Eastern)
  • 1 Business day response SLA
  • Unlimited tickets
  • Email Support
  • 1 Support Contact

Premium  Support

  • $3,000/server/yr.
  • 24 x 7
  • 4 hour response SLA
  • Unlimited tickets
  • Email Support
  • 5 Support Contacts

Platinum Support

  • 24 x 7
  • 1 hour response SLA
  • Unlimited tickets
  • Email Support
  • Unlimited Support Contacts
  • Phone Support (Outbound Only)
  • Emergency Patches/Hot Fixes

Please contact the vendor to get an annual pricicing quote for SearchBlox’s Plantinum Support Plan.

Search-as-a-Service (Pay as you go Cloud Search Plans with no commitments)

Starter

  • $499/mo.
  • Best suited for Small/Medium Websites and eCommerce
  • 50,000 URLS
  • Index PDF, MS Office documents
  • 5 Collections
  • 3 million search queries per year
  • 24×7 Support
  • REST API for Indexing and Search
  • On-Demand and Scheduled content indexing

Growth

  • $749/mo.
  • Best suited for Large Websites and eCommerce
  • 100,000 URLS
  • Index PDF, MS Office documents
  • 10 Collections
  • 6 million search queries per year
  • 24×7 Support
  • REST API for Indexing and Search
  • On-Demand and Scheduled content indexing

Pro

  • $999/mo.
  • Best suited for High Volume Websites
  • 250,000 URLS
  • Index PDF, MS Office documents
  • 25 Collections
  • 10 million search queries per year
  • 24×7 Support
  • REST API for Indexing and Search
  • On-Demand and Scheduled content indexing
  • Okta Security Integration
  • 1 Hour Admin Training

Languages Supported

English

Chinese

German

Hindi

Japanese

Spanish

French

Russian

Italian

Dutch

Portugese

Polish

Turkish

Swedish

Prominent Clients

Capital One Investments, Mondial Assistance Group, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Integrations

SearchBlox integrates with the following data sources:

  • Active Directory
  • AWS S3
  • Azure (Blob Storage, Table)
  • Box
  • Cassandra
  • DropBox
  • Drupal
  • DynamoDB
  • Elasticsearch
  • Eloqua
  • Excel & Excel Services
  • Facebook
  • FileNet
  • Filesystem
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google (AdWords, Analytics, Apps, Cloud, Drive, Sheets, Sites)
  • Google BigQuery
  • HubSpot
  • Magento
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • OData
  • Office 365
  • OpenStack
  • Oracle
  • QuickBooks (Online, POS)
  • Salesforce
  • SAP
  • ServiceNow
  • SharePoint (2013, Online)
  • SugarCRM
  • Twilio
  • Twitter
  • WordPress
  • Xero
  • YouTube
  • Zoho CRM

Available Devices

Windows

Linux

Android

iPhone/iPad

Mac

Web-based

Windows Mobile

Company Size

Small Business

Large Enterprises

Medium Business

Freelancers

Available Support

email

phone

live support

training

tickets

General Info

A flexible, scalable, andd affordable enterprise search and text analytics solution which is regarded as an alternative to Google Search Appliance, letting various organizations and businesses enable the searching for large volumes of data and content across websites, cloud infrastructures, databases, file systems, and other sources; translate a corpus of texts into actionable insights, and discover the emotions of their customers and employees.

Company Email

sales@searchblox.com

Contact No.

Company's Address

SearchBlox Software, Inc.
4870 Sadler Road, Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060

When you compare different Site Search Solutions software you shouldn’t only analyze their list of features and offered pricing plans. Keep in mind the product should be meeting your standards and team so the more flexible their offer the better. Explore what OSes are supported by Amazon CloudSearch and SearchBlox and make sure you will obtain mobile support for whatever devices you work on in your company. You should also examine which languages and geographies are supported, because this might be a critical factor for many businesses.

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