Meilisearch, one of the fastest-growing open-source search engines on GitHub, has reached general availability with its cloud-based Search-as-a-Service product, Meilisearch Cloud.
What is Meilisearch Cloud?
Meilisearch Cloud is a cloud-based SaaS platform that enables developers to implement search functionality quickly and easily. It is built on top of the popular Meilisearch open-source search engine, which has gained a reputation for being lightning-fast, easy to use, and incredibly flexible. Meilisearch Cloud takes these attributes to the next level, offering a managed search service that is scalable, reliable, and designed to meet the needs of all companies.
With Meilisearch Cloud, we handle all server management, including
- monitoring server health
- installing and updating Meilisearch
- server upgrades and patches
Our service is designed to scale automatically as your usage increases, so you don't have to worry about any sudden surge in traffic affecting your search performance.
Additionally, our costs scale with your usage, so there are no hidden fees to worry about. You only pay for what you use, which makes our platform an affordable and efficient solution for businesses of all sizes.
Save time and resources
Meilisearch Cloud simplifies the process of implementing search, saving time and resources. It is made to be so user-friendly that a front-end developer with no prior search experience can build a world-class search experience in no time. Our intuitive interface streamlines the whole search process — no server management or DevOps experience is required!
We handle the grunt work. Once your Meilisearch project is up and running, we’ll ensure it stays that way so you can focus on building your products.
Meilisearch Cloud has a great track-record
We’ve spent the last year gradually rolling out Meilisearch Cloud for selected users.
Initial value came from the fact that Bookshop started using the Meilisearch open source solution, hosting the infrastructure locally. However, working with it in staging environments and test environments was a harder task for a small team like ours that can't focus on search year-round. We did eventually switch to Meilisearch Cloud because it was better for us to outsource.
- Mason Stewart, CTO at Bookshop.org
Our platform's commitment to customer satisfaction is reflected in our top-of-the-line support, which is always available to help customers with any issues they encounter. Overall, Meilisearch Cloud's customer-focused approach makes it a top choice for businesses looking to enhance their search capabilities.
Why businesses love Meilisearch Cloud?
1. Lightning-fast relevant search results
Meilisearch Cloud is designed from the ground up for performance and delivers search results in milliseconds. It does not only improve the user experience, but it also leads to increased engagement and conversion rates.
2. Reliable and secure
Meilisearch Cloud is built on top of a highly secure and reliable infrastructure, leveraging the industry's best practices to ensure your search solution is always available and secure. You can focus on building the best possible search experience for your users without worrying about servers going down in the middle of the night.
3. Easy to use
Meilisearch Cloud is designed to be easy to use, even for developers without extensive experience working with search engines. Its intuitive interface makes creating and managing search indexes easy, allowing developers to quickly create highly relevant search experiences tailored to their specific needs.
4. Highly scalable
Meilisearch Cloud is designed to be highly scalable, making it ideal for businesses of all sizes. Whether you are a small startup or a large enterprise, Meilisearch Cloud can easily scale to meet your needs.
Meilisearch Cloud will adapt to your business
Meilisearch provides a range of plans to meet the needs of your business. The Pro plan includes enough search units to accommodate most large businesses. It becomes the most cost-effective plan available, starting from 5 million searches per month. But until you reach 10M searches, it won't cost another penny. Many online merchants will be able to handle flash sales: even if the number of requests double, the price won't.
Meilisearch Cloud scales with your success. You will never be surprised by our pricing: we’ll only bill when your users search. And when they do, they find more and make your business more successful.
This usage-based pricing works for any project: from a developer's personal project to a super-scaled company. And our free tier plan includes enough credits to accommodate most individual or small projects, so you’ll only start paying when it makes sense.
Bookshop.org, an e-commerce platform, sees a +43% surge in search-based sales
For the Bookshop.org team, the advantage of Meilisearch lies in its simplicity and ease of use, making it possible for decision-makers and non-developers to be very close to the ranking rules. It was necessary to accommodate the ever-changing book search criteria during the busy holiday period and keep the search results relevant at all times.
The fact that we can iterate back and forth quickly and have speedy re-indexing times when we change our rules was a new way of working with search. Previously, only our engineers had the expertise to tweak the rules for book search.
- Mason Stewart, CTO at Bookshop.org
Future of Meilisearch Cloud
Upcoming Meilisearch features
In upcoming versions of Meilisearch, a range of new features will cater specifically to the e-commerce industry:
- Searching for facet values and sorting them
- Defining searchable fields at search time
- Defining ranking rules at search time
Additionally, we will introduce scalability improvements enabling search engines to handle more queries and data more efficiently.
The Cloud development team will soon release new features for production purposes:
- geo-replication to provide fast search results to end users
- specific e-commerce analytics
- an even simpler interface
We are currently in the process of obtaining a SOC 2 security certification, an auditing procedure that ensures we are securely managing sensitive and private data.
With Meilisearch Cloud, you can be confident that your search is in safe hands. We offer a comprehensive and reliable search engine solution that can help you improve the performance and functionality of your search.