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.