Algolia Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


The #1 Platform for Building Search into your Business

4.83/5 (23 reviews)

Algolia overview

Algolia is the #1 platform for building scalable search into your product, app or website. By hosting our powerful engine in the cloud on hundreds of servers around the world, we enable thousands of media, e-commerce & SaaS businesses to access our engine through our API or our various implementations in order to deliver results to billions of searches each month in a matter of milliseconds.

The most impactful feature of Algolia is how powerful it is out-of-the-box. In a matter of minutes, developers can create an account, index some sample data they'd like to make searchable, configure priorities for contextual & business relevance, and see how Algolia could make their information more accessible right away. Algolia comes with typo-tolerance, instant search results, and an as-you-type experience that users expect from their favorite websites.

After going from Zero to Go faster, Algolia's robust API allows teams to build powerful features into their search bar - synonym handling, personalization, geo-search, cross-platform compatibility, batch index updating - as well as enterprise-level features - spike protection, physical & digital data security, multi-cluster management & more.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 22 other languages, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
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Algolia reviews


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Mike Riess

We love Algolia

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

We implemented Algolia for hosted search so that users can have a better search experience than the native ones provided by Shopify, WordPress, and Zendesk, and also so they can search across all three at once. We also looked at Swiftype, but we really loved how instant the Algolia search loaded. Implementation was easy and we always receive great help when we contact Algolia about questions or problems. Some of the integrations we used were in beta and the devs on each worked with us closely and quickly to get us up and really supported us well. Algolia has been fantastic for our business and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for the best search out there. You can't beat the speed, and the ease of integration and support you receive have made it one of my favorite services that we use.Super fast search Great, responsive, engineer level support Easy integration and lots of premade plugins

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Ryan Marr

More than just search

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

We've been using Algolia to power search on our local directory in Canada. As we continued to add functionality to different parts of the application a phrase kept popping up "Why not just use algolia for that?". Basically once you start syncing your db with algolia you end up with lots of situations where it's easier (and faster) to just fetch data from Algolia than it is to make a call to the database. Especially when you have client side features. We're now on their best package, all and all we're really happy with Algolia, and I would recommend them to anyone.

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Ashi Atlas

Powerful tool for managing your search engine and optimizing results

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-22
Review Source: Capterra

The flexibility it allows for managing the types of results users get for different types of products. They allow for many different attributes to control the different products will be displayed on your site. I would also commend their support team that really helped us optimize the way we've been doing things with a lot of great advice and consultation sessions

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Search made easy

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-05
Review Source: Capterra

Great documentation and absolutely incredible customer support. Their developers answer technical questions, and provide you with custom code to fit your implementation.

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Hugo Villain

Algolia has become an essential part of our website

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-01
Review Source: Capterra

What I like most: the React library and the amazing effort the team has put out to make is flawless! More generally, the response time is great and the docs are really helpful

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Algolia pricing

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We offer a 14-day free trial to everyone. Pick your plan based on the number of records and operations per month you need; Plans range from our $49/month Starter plan to the $449/month Pro. For enterprise clients who require an extensive suite, contact us for a custom solution. All plans come with realtime consultation and support. For more information, look on our site:

Algolia features

Real Time Monitoring
SSL Security

Access Control (75 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (117 other apps)
Activity Tracking (66 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (57 other apps)
Application Integration (69 other apps)
Auditing (81 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (102 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (66 other apps)
Data Import/Export (83 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (86 other apps)
Monitoring (185 other apps)
Projections (63 other apps)
Real Time Data (77 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (65 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (72 other apps)
Third Party Integration (117 other apps)
Workflow Management (74 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Additional information for Algolia

Key features of Algolia

  • As-You-Type Instant Search
  • Multi-attribute Search
  • Query Analytics
  • Geo Search
  • Faceting / Filtering
  • Synonym Support
  • Typo Tolerance
  • Universal Language Support
  • Offline SDK
  • Native API Clients
  • Customizable Ranking Algorithm
  • Configuration Dashboard
  • Optimized for Database Search
  • Smart Highlighting
  • Low Latency Routing
  • Data Security
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Realtime Search
We built our search engine from the ground-up with performance in mind. Unlike technologies built on Lucene, our response times return up to 200x faster than Elasticsearch and 20,000x faster than SQLite FTS4.

Simple Integration
Algolia is a fully hosted search service, meaning that you don't have to worry about hardware selection or server configuration. We provide easy onboarding through our SQL and MongoDB connectors, as well as support for API clients in 12 programming languages. With access to live help from our engineers, extensive documentation, and tutorials, you can build your new search experience quickly.

Built with your End Users in Mind
With features like typo tolerance, synonym support, filtering, geo-search, and smart highlighting, your end users can find relevant results from the first keystroke.