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What is Algolia?

Our mission is to make you a search expert. Push data to our API to make it searchable in real time. Build your dream front end with one of our web or mobile UI libraries. Tune relevance and get analytics right from your dashboard.
Algolia is a tool in the Search as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Algolia?

360 companies reportedly use Algolia in their tech stacks, including StackShare, Stack, and

479 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Algolia.

Algolia Integrations

JavaScript, React, Java, WordPress, and AngularJS are some of the popular tools that integrate with Algolia. Here's a list of all 27 tools that integrate with Algolia.
Public Decisions about Algolia

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Algolia in their tech stack.

Rana Usman Shahid
Chief Technology Officer at TechAvanza | 5 upvotes 路 54.6K views

Hey everybody! (1) I am developing an android application. I have data of around 3 million record (less than a TB). I want to save that data in the cloud. Which company provides the best cloud database services that would suit my scenario? It should be secured, long term useable, and provide better services. I decided to use Firebase Realtime database. Should I stick with Firebase or are there any other companies that provide a better service?

(2) I have the functionality of searching data in my app. Same data (less than a TB). Which search solution should I use in this case? I found Elasticsearch and Algolia search. It should be secure and fast. If any other company provides better services than these, please feel free to suggest them.

Thank you!

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Triet Bui Minh
Android Tech Lead at CodeStringers | 5 upvotes 路 12.3K views

I want to develop a mobile app with Cloud Firestore as backend. It's good until I realize need to implement FullTextSearch, and Firestore doesn't support it natively. Although they advise to use Algolia but at this time I'm not willing to pay for it.

Therefore, I'm thinking about using the built-in tool from Google Cloud. Since this app is online-only, the offline & sync are not a top priority, so how about use Google Cloud SQL? Or, do you recommend any stack for me? Thanks for your advice.

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Algolia's Features

  • Database search
  • Multi-attributes
  • Search as you type
  • Analytics dashboard
  • Ranking
  • Mobile
  • Search in any language
  • Understand users mistakes
  • Smart Highlighting
  • Realtime indexing
  • Protect your indexes from misuse
  • Discover realtime faceting
  • Search objects by location

Algolia Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Algolia?
Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, and geospatial search. Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.
Swiftype is the easiest way to add great search to your website or mobile application.
Azure Search
Azure Search makes it easy to add powerful and sophisticated search capabilities to your website or application. Quickly and easily tune search results and construct rich, fine-tuned ranking models to tie search results to business goals. Reliable throughput and storage provide fast search indexing and querying to support time-sensitive search scenarios.
It is an intelligent site search solution designed to help eCommerce businesses increase onsite sales and improve the customer online shopping experience.
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