TechValidate Research on Algolia

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1,154 Customers Surveyed

8,378 Data Points Collected

111 Published TechFacts

10 Published Charts

8 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Algolia Customer Research

Developers Turn to Algolia to Solve these Challenges

What challenges were you experiencing with your previous solution before switching to Algolia?

Implementation and minor changes are too time consuming
44%
Lack of flexibility with previous solution
41%
Lack of scalability
31%
Lack of reliability
20%
Previous solution caused difficulty in hiring the right people or time to train was too long
8%
Needed a higher level of trusted security and privacy
6%
Unable to attract new developer talent due to working with outdated tools
5%
Other
20%

Algolia Customer Statistic

A Software You Can Trust

99% of surveyed developers say that Algolia is a reliable software solution that they can trust.

99%

Algolia Case Study

Small Business Software & Technology Company

Introduction

This case study of a software company is based on an October 2021 survey of Algolia customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Algolia let us scale up our solutions to internationalize search and provide more relevant search results leading to a 13% increase in usage and increase in retention.”

“Having a great way to tweak search relevance without fiddling with complicated query structures is delightful! Also, Algolia dashboards are really useful in having a quick way to visualize the information i’m looking for.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led this software company to evaluate and ultimately select Algolia:

  • They evaluated or needed to replaced ElasticSearch

Challenges they looking to solve with Algolia:

  • Difficulty in hiring the right people
  • Time to train was too long

Use Case

Business type/industry:

  • Software & Tech

Results

This surveyed software company achieved the following results with Algolia:

  • After implementing Algolia, they saw the following improvements in their business:
    • 75%+ increase in available features
    • 75%+ increase in compatibility with existing tech stack
    • 75%+ increase in performance and scalability
    • 50%+ improvement in front-end libraries and available widgets
  • Since implementing Algolia, the developer team has realized the following benefits:
    • Improved productivity and faster time to production
    • Quicker and easier to scale with the business
    • Decreased time on maintenance of search
    • Increased pace of innovation
  • Because of Algolia, they have more time to innovate and create, and spend less time managing back end operations and business.
  • Algolia helps them to have more flexibility in their operations by having visibility and understanding of their ranking strategy.
  • Algolia is easy to implement, allowing them to quickly get a solution into production.
  • Algolia is a reliable software solution that they can trust.
  • Realization of benefits:
    • They realized value with Algolia within the first day.
    • They were able to implement Algolia within the first week.

Algolia Case Study

Fishing Chaos, Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Fishing Chaos, Inc. is based on an October 2021 survey of Algolia customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Algolia’s extraordinarily performant search is affordable enough to use in nearly every search field in our app. Algolia search works so well in the places that we offer it, that we are routinely replacing our in-house search at the request of our users. We are even building interfaces in our app that rely solely on Algolia’s powerful search to deliver relevant content to our users.”

“Fast and accurate search across any dataset.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Algolia:

Before using Algolia, Fishing Chaos was using an in-house Firestore based search solution.

Challenges they were experiencing with their previous solution before switching to Algolia:

  • Lack of flexibility
  • Implementation and minor changes being too time consuming

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Algolia that the surveyed company uses:

  • Business type/industry: Software & Tech

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Algolia:

They saw in the following areas of their business improve after implementing Algolia:

  • A greater than 75% increase in available features
  • A greater than 75% increase in performance and scalability

Since implementing Algolia, Fishing Chaos has realized the following benefits:

  • Improved productivity and faster time to production
  • Quicker and easier scale with the business
  • Decreased time on maintenance of search
  • Increased pace of innovation
  • Reduced change windows
  • Reduced time spent on operational activities (e.g. security management, learning new program languages, etc.)

The surveyed company realized value and implemented Algolia with the first day!

Fishing Chaos says:

  • Because of Algolia, they have more time to innovate and create, and spend less time managing back end operations and business
  • Algolia helps them to have more flexibility in their operations by having visibility and understanding of their ranking strategy
  • Algolia is easy to implement, allowing them to quickly get a solution into production
  • Algolia is a reliable software solution that they can trust

Algolia Customer Satisfaction Rating

Rob Barnett, an Application Developer at EnterpriseDB, would be very likely to recommend Algolia for this reason:

Algolia has a great API, making it easy to get search index records in our apps. It is easy to configure, and has responsive support.

Algolia Customer Research

Top 5 challenges that ElasticSearch users had with their site search before switching to Algolia

If you have previously used another search provider, what were your reasons for seeking another vendor solution?

Poor user experience (e.g., no filters, facets, browsing, personalization)
53%
High costs (includes resource, time, and budget)
47%
Too many technical resources required to customize and maintain
42%
Implementation challenges
37%
Poor performance (high latency)
26%


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About Algolia

Algolia is the search-as-a-service platform that enables companies of all sizes to deliver fast and relevant digital experiences that drive real results. With Algolia, consumers are able to easily find and discover what they want across web, mobile, and voice. Algolia allows developers and business teams to build and optimize delightful Search and Discovery experiences that increase online engagement, conversion rates and revenue.

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