Amazon Announces CloudSearch
Amazon.com has announced a new service called Amazon CloudSearch, a web service that brings Amazon.com’s search technology to developers. Amazon CloudSearch has a fully-featured search engine that can be managed and scaled with full-text search and user-defined rank functions. Amazon CloudSearch scales as your data and traffic grows, making it a great choice for applications that are small and large.
Search plays a major role in applications that are centered around the cloud. Many organizations have a large collection of documents that are structured and unstructured from a specialized search service. App developers also have an increasing amount of consumer data sources that cannot be simply queried with a web search engine. By using specialized ranking functions, these apps can give customers as specialized search experience.
Developers can upload data through the AWS console or from command-line tools. They can also send their own HTTP POST requests to the upload endpoint. To learn more details, check out the Amazon CloudSearch website.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry