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Amazon AWS CloudSearch Overview

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AWS CloudSearch

I’ve been working with Amazon’s AWS CloudSearch product for about a year now and it continues to be a challenge in minimalism.  The product seemingly only has a few features. The trick is to figure out how to do more than just  few things with it….

This article is a quick introduction to CloudSearch including some of the limitations and workarounds possible.  My background is very Relational Database heavy which actually made it harder for me to grok CloudSearch.  Hopefully, this article will help others get up to speed quickly.

What CloudSearch is not

What CloudSearch is

CloudSearch Schema

What are Facets

Two ways to search

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Limitations and Gotcha’s and how to get around them

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