Why go with appbase.io vs Algolia?

Unlike Algolia's proprietary tech, appbase.io is built on top of Elasticsearch - the leading open-source search engine. Our no lock-in approach ensures that search doesn't become a cost center for you as you scale.

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appbase.io provides a developer first experience to building search

A dedicated cluster

Get a dedicated cluster with appbase.io at the cost of a shared Algolia cluster. Available in 16+ global regions.

Visually configure search

From search relevancy to access controls to actionable analytics and insights, use the dashboard to configure your search.

Ease of development

All of the appbase.io toolings: ReactiveSearch UI kit, REST APIs, visual search tester, enable you to deploy search experiences in days v/s months.

Elasticsearch all the way

100% Elasticsearch API compatiblity. Install Kibana, custom analyzers and work with tools from the entire ecosystem.

Secure access control

Secure your search UIs and offer role-based access controls with SSO support.

Deployment flexibility

You can choose to deploy a hosted cluster with appbase.io or self-host on any infrastructure.
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Learn about the unique appbase.io advantages

No indexing constraints

Algolia limits the max record size to 10KB for standard and premium plans. This often implies modeling workarounds for your use-case.

No indexing constraints
appbase.io doesn't impose a record size limit. This lets you model data as per your use-case.
appbase.io pricing plans are based on storage in GBs and not by total records. At scale, you can save up to 10x with appbase.io.
No indexing constraints

Get deployment flexibility

Algolia is a proprietary search engine that's available as a hosted service.

Get deployment flexibility
appbase.io provides deployment flexibility: you can choose to host with our cloud, or self-host alongside your infrastructure.
appbase.io is built on top of Elasticsearch - the most popular engine, which is also open-source.
Get deployment flexibility

Build relevant search at any scale

Algolia's relevance strategy is implemented as a decision tree using tie-breakers. This requires continuously addressing relevance edge-cases as you scale.

Build relevant search at any scale
appbase.io benefits from over 20+ years of work done on relevance by Lucene and Elasticsearch - industry leading search systems.
appbase.io implements its relevance strategies transparently on top of Elasticsearch. This lets a user have complete control over customizing them.
Build relevant search at any scale

Get support on all plans

Algolia's premier support is only available as part of their enterprise package.

Get support on all plans
appbase.io offers chat based support for customers on all plans.
appbase.io's dedicated support with SLAs is available as an addon and is accessible to startups, SMBs as well as enterprises.
Get support on all plans