OpenSearch

OpenSearch helps develop intelligent search services.

OpenSearch Is Now Available in Singapore

New Features

Industry-Specific Enhanced Edition for E-Commerce

Industry-Specific Enhanced Edition for E-Commerce helps develop intelligent search services that provide higher performance, search efficiency, and search accuracy in the e-commerce industry.

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Vector Search and Multimodal Search

OpenSearch provides multimodal retrieval capabilities to optimize search efficiency and accuracy for customers from different industries.

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Cava for Developing Sort Plug-ins

Cava helps develop sort plug-ins that are easier to maintain and have more diversified custom designs.

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One-Stop Platform for Intelligent Search Service Development

OpenSearch is a one-stop platform to develop intelligent search services. OpenSearch was built based on the large-scale distributed search engine developed by Alibaba. OpenSearch serves more than 500 business cases in Alibaba Group and thousands of Alibaba Cloud customers. OpenSearch helps develop search services in different search scenarios, including e-commerce, O2O, multimedia, the content industry, communities and forums, and big data query in enterprises.

OpenSearch helps you develop high quality, maintenance-free, and high performance intelligent search services to provide your users with high search efficiency and accuracy.

Search Practices in Multiple Industries

OpenSearch integrates the industry-specific knowledge graphs of Alibaba DAMO Academy, which helps develop industry-specific and intelligent search services in industry-specific search scenarios.

Search Algorithm Center

You can manage versions of algorithm models, iterate algorithm models, and train algorithm models based on data backflow in the search algorithm center.

Multimodal Retrieval

OpenSearch delivers high performance and reduces costs if you build vector indexes for a large amount of unstructured data, such as text, images, and behavioral data, and retrieve data based on the vector indexes.

Vector Search

OpenSearch allows you to configure policies that combine vector retrieval and text retrieval flexibly to improve search efficiency and accuracy.

Cava for Developing Sort Plug-ins

Cava helps develop sort plug-ins that are easier to maintain and have more diversified custom designs. You can use the sort plug-ins to implement fine sort with ease.

Data Update within Seconds

OpenSearch can retrieve hundreds of billions of documents within milliseconds and synchronize updated data in real-time so the data can be searched within seconds.

OpenSearch Scenarios

E-Commerce and O2O

The e-commerce and O2O scenarios have extremely high requirements for the retrieval and sorting of search results.

The Industry-Specific Enhanced Edition for E-Commerce of OpenSearch provides industry-specific analyzers and a query analysis feature for better intent identification. The Industry-Specific Enhanced Edition for E-Commerce also provides common sort expressions for e-commerce, which can meet sorting requirements without additional configurations.

OpenSearch provides built-in algorithm models for top searches, hints, and drop-down suggestions.

Multimedia

Multimedia data contains diversified information, and users may use different expressions to search for multimedia data. In this scenario, the NLP technology is required to facilitate semantic understanding. High efficiency and multiple dimensions are required for sorting.

OpenSearch adopts the multimodal search technology that supports multiple modals, such as language, speech, text, and image. This helps retrieve expected search results.

OpenSearch also provides mature algorithm models to improve the relevance and sorting of search results and multiple search guidance features to improve the quality of multimedia searches.

Content, Communities, and Forums

In the content industry, search keywords and content are diversified and may not follow word usage standards. In this scenario, intelligent semantic analysis is required.

OpenSearch allows customers in the content industry to customize models for term weight analysis, spelling correction, and query rewriting and identify the query intent using AI.

After algorithm tuning, popularity models can quantify the static quality and popularity degree of each commodity and generate popularity scores. This way, you can construct a more fine-grained sort model to meet your search requirements precisely.

Big Data Query in Enterprises

The data of enterprises involves multiple dimensions, and the data amount increases continually. In addition, enterprises require efficient data updates. In this scenario, a search engine that provides powerful capabilities and high performance is required.

The search engine of OpenSearch features auto scaling, simple syntax, convenient debugging, high stability, and cost-effectiveness.

OpenSearch can respond in seconds to the requests that search for updated data, which ensures data timeliness. OpenSearch also combines query analysis with intervention to better identify the query intent.

OpenSearch Features

Develop Industry-Specific and Intelligent Search Services

OpenSearch adopts the Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology developed by Alibaba DAMO Academy to implement intelligent semantic understanding on search queries. You can customize sort policies for your intelligent search services based on your business needs.

Visualized Service Development

Provides visualized interfaces throughout the development of search services and comes with various templates for industries, such as e-commerce. You can implement all the features of search services without writing code.

Query Analysis

Adopts the NLP technology developed by Alibaba DAMO Academy to implement intelligent semantic understanding on search queries and provides the following capabilities based on intelligent semantic understanding: analysis, synonym configuration, spelling correction, stop word filter, term weight analysis, named entity recognition (NER), and category prediction.

Custom Sort Policies

Supports rough sort and fine sort and allows you to customize sort policies based on your business needs. You can use Cava-based sort plug-ins for exclusive applications to implement complex sorting.

Develop Search Guidance Services

OpenSearch provides common peripheral features to guide searches, such as drop-down suggestions, top searches, and hints. OpenSearch also provides algorithm services, such as popularity models and category prediction models. You can use the algorithm services to customize features and improve the quality of intelligent search services.

Drop-Down Suggestions

Customizes drop-down suggestions models based on the data pushed to applications, recommends candidate search queries to guide searches and provides extended features, such as blacklists, whitelists, and intelligent sorting

Top Searches and Hints

Customizes top search models and hint models based on the user search behavior, generates top searches and hints to guide searches, and provides extended features, such as blacklists, whitelists, and top search ranking

Algorithm Services

Provides intelligent search algorithm services, such as popularity models and category prediction models, to optimize sorting and allows you to customize algorithms for different features of a search service

Develop High-Performance Data Search Services

OpenSearch accelerates database queries based on the core search engine that Alibaba Cloud has developed for years.

Different Methods for Importing the Cloud and On-Premises Data Sources

Allows you to connect OpenSearch to ApsaraDB RDS, MaxCompute, and PolarDB data sources on Alibaba Cloud with a few simple steps and upload on-premises data on demand by using the OpenSearch API or OpenSearch SDKs.

Highly Efficient Data Update

After a number of documents are pushed to a standard application, 99% of the documents can be searched in one second. After a number of documents are pushed to the primary table of an advanced application, 90% of the documents can be searched in ten seconds.

Database Query Acceleration with High Performance

Accelerates database queries based on the core search engine developed by Alibaba Cloud and delivers four times the performance of open-source search engines

OpenSearch Procedure

1

Create Instances

Purchase and create applications.

2

Configure Instances

Configure the data sources, index schema, and applications schema.

3

Develop Search Services

Develop search services based on industry-specific templates and optimize retrieval and sorting.

4

Effect Test

Run A/B tests to test the features of search services by routing a specific proportion of search requests to a test group before using the features in your online business.

5

Publish Search Services

View business reports and optimize operational strategies based on user experience.

Application Types

OpenSearch supports pay-as-you-go billing and subscription.

Exclusive Computing

Suitable for scenarios in which a large number of computing resources and a high-quality search service are required.

Scenarios: Internet, E-commerce, and Retail applications

$28779.23/year

Exclusive General-purpose

Suitable for scenarios in which a large number of storage and computing resources and a high-quality search service are required.

Scenarios: Big Data Query in Enterprises and Database Query Acceleration

$31784.33/year

Exclusive Storage

Suitable for scenarios in which a large number of storage resources and a high-quality search service are required.

Scenarios: Content, Communities, and Forums

$27952.53/year

Industry-specific Enhanced Edition for E-commerce

Suitable for the E-commerce and retail industries because of E-commerce-specific features.

Scenarios: Commodity Search in the E-commerce and Retail Industries

$27952.53/year