What Is Algolia?

Algolia is an API platform for dynamic experiences that helps businesses maximize the speed of search and discovery, while solving the pain of relevance tuning through AI.

Algolia Search is a powerful, fully hosted API that delivers content to users in milliseconds. Devs can customize the relevance of their UX and get insights on how users interact with it.

Algolia Recommend is a robust API that allows you to build unique product recommendations into any digital e-commerce experience.

Who Uses Algolia?

10,000+ companies like Lacoste, Twitch, Medium and Stripe rely on Algolia to manage over 1 trillion search queries a year.

Algolia Details

Algolia

Founded in 2012

Algolia Details

Algolia

Founded in 2012

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Algolia Software - Your search bar is a feedback form. Discover how Algolia's analytics drives insights from search to click to conversion. - thumbnail
Algolia Software - Products to accelerate search and discovery experiences across any device and platform. - thumbnail
Algolia Software - Query Rules allow you to enhance your engine's ranking behavior for specific queries. You can set up rules to uncover and respond more specifically to the intent behind your users' queries. - thumbnail
Algolia Software - A robust & flexible API to build unique product recommendations into any digital ecommerce experience. - thumbnail
Algolia Software - Advanced front-end libraries, API clients, and extensive documentation to help developers build, deploy, and maintain with ease. - thumbnail

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Algolia deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Algolia Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Campaign Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Chatbot
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Tracking
  • For Healthcare
  • For Sales Teams/Organizations
  • For eCommerce
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile App
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Natural Language Search
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Speech Recognition
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA)
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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  • Bulk Ordering
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Communication Management
  • Customer Management
  • For B2B
  • Inventory Control
  • Mobile Access
  • Order Management
  • Payment Options
  • Promotions Management
  • Reordering
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SEO Management
  • Shipping Management

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  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Backup
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Integration
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Verification
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Full Text Search
  • Information Governance
  • Master Data Management
  • Match & Merge
  • Metadata Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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  • AI/Machine Learning
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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Benchmarking
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Categories
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Event Logs
  • Faceted Search / Filtering
  • File Management
  • Filtering
  • Forecasting
  • Full Text Search
  • Fuzzy Search
  • Historical Reporting
  • Indexing
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Metadata Management
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Natural Language Search
  • Performance Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Semantic Search
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Single Sign On
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Text Analysis
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Defined Attributes
  • User Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • eDiscovery

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  • API
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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Touchpoints
  • Data Synchronization
  • De-Coupled Front & Back Ends
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Data Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Analytics
  • Augmented Analytics
  • Automatic Backup
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Aggregation
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Classification
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Security
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Data Visualization
  • Full Text Search
  • Indexing
  • Intelligent Search
  • Intent Recognition
  • Knowledge Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Personalization
  • Recommendations
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search/Filter
  • Semantic Search
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Text Analysis
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics

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  • Commission Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Store
  • Multi-Vendor
  • Online Catalog
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Payment Processing
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • Reviews Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Website Management
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  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Product Data Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
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  • Behavioral Targeting
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Content Analytics
  • Content Management
  • Contextual Targeting
  • Customer Profiles
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Marketing
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Experience Management
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visual Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Personalization

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  • CRM
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  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Refund Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Stock Management
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • eCommerce Management

View full list of Shopping Cart

  • Cataloging/Categorization
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  • Customer Accounts
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Order Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Promotions Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Shopping Cart

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  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Content Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Data Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Reviews Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
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  • Templates
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Algolia Reviews

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Average score

Overall
4,7
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Service
4,5
Features
4,7
Value for Money
4,3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1 000
  • >1 001
Alejandro javier V.
Alejandro javier V.
CEO in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The best search system for firestore

5 8 months ago

Comments: Thanks to Algolia, I integrated a search system in my project made with Angular / Fire. Now I am thinking of integrating its geo-search. Hopefully, it will be as good as your search with firestore.

Pros:

The best of all is the ease of integration with your project, both to the back and front, and how easy it is to build the queries.

Cons:

That it does not have a pay per use as firebase does, you only have 2 options, the free account or the payment commitment, use or do not use all your operations for which you are going to pay

Algolia Response

8 months ago

Hi there, thanks for your review! We're glad to hear you were able to get up and running with your project. For geo-search questions, or anything else, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

Silas M.
CEO in Brazil
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Fast Setup

5 2 months ago New

Comments: I use algolia to give my users a smart search, analyzing I saw that most users never search for the correct term, so algolia was essential to solve this problem, making users actually find what they are looking for.

Pros:

Ease of configuration regardless of language, in a few clicks you can already use it and speed in consultations

Cons:

I believe it's still a little expensive for an early stage startup

Algolia Response

2 months ago

Thank you Silas!

Verified Reviewer
Head of Partnerships in Netherlands
Verified LinkedIn User
Internet, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Decent search for okay pricing

2 11 months ago

Comments: The algorithm can be quite good, but you need to twist te right knobs to get that result. This also goes for the implementation.

Pros:

Algolia is a tool that comes with a lot of features. However, it's not as easy to implement as you would think.

Cons:

It was not "plug and play". The implementation is integrated in the website and you need to work on the interface before you can implement it correctly.

Survy V.
CTO in US
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Very easy to get started

5 3 months ago

Pros:

The documentation is very well organized and so it was easy for us as a startup to add search functionality to our product. There is an official python client package, including packages for other languages.

Cons:

It's a bit expensive so we'll have to evaluate at the time we want to scale.

Ricardo A.
Ricardo A.
Ecommerce Director in Panama
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Good tool to handle your queries and get info back

4 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Good, but couldn't handle our big catalog.

Pros:

Worked flawlessly with the search engine and the data it compiled, it did what it had to do.

Cons:

We had issues with our data, it was taking too much time to gather the product data and store it. We have over 1 million SKUs of products in 14 storefronts and it was too much for it.