SOURCE: Algolia


November 04, 2014 05:00 ET

Algolia Offers Industry's First Distributed Search Network (DSN) Delivering Instant Search and Reducing Latency on the Web and Mobile From Anywhere in the World

Speed Up the #1 User Experience With Real-Time Search Results Delivery From 12 Locations Including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, US East (Washington DC) and US West (San Jose, CA)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2014) - Algolia, the hosted search provider, announced today at Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland the availability of the industry's first Distributed Search Network (DSN). With DSN, Algolia removes the network latency from the search experience and allows its customers to deliver a steady performance for their users around the world, on both web and mobile. For the first time, companies can provide all their users around the globe with a highly responsive Google-like search experience. Algolia DSN enables the distribution of search among 12 locations including the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russia, and Singapore. Today, several companies including HackerNews, TeeSpring, Product Hunt and Zendesk are leveraging Algolia DSN to provide faster search to their global users.

"Algolia's speed is insane! We are super excited to bring it now to all the Product Hunters around the world!" said Andreas Klinger, CTO at Product Hunt.

Speeding Up The Search Experience
According to MarketingSherpa 43% of visitors who land on a website go immediately to the search function. The evolution of search has made it the first action and the number one user experience on any website or mobile application. Search experiences on large search engines like Bing or Google have conditioned consumers to expect instant results as they type from anywhere in the world. The lack of responsiveness of a search engine can damage business according to an Amazon report stating that 100ms in added latency cost them 1% in sales.

Algolia DSN is the first enterprise-class, Search-as-a-Service platform to deliver an automatic distributed search network, delivering search results under 50ms in the world's top markets. Algolia provides a unique responsive search experience with as you type search, instant filtering, mobile geosearch and on the fly spell check. Reducing network latency enables companies to offer this search experience on any website or mobile application to all their users, anywhere around the world. This first of its kind navigation experience has allowed Algolia's customers to dramatically improve their key engagement metrics (bounce rates, number of clicks, dwell time, conversions).

"It took us one line of code on our existing implementation of Algolia to crush network latency for our search users around the world. Results have been immediate in search times on our Developer Portal documentation," said Maxime Prades of Zendesk.

Algolia DSN also takes the high cost of custom deployments and maintenance out of delivering instant search to customers globally. To get started companies simply select the locations that make sense for their users and Algolia automatically takes care of the distribution of their data. Updates are automatically synchronized. For the end users, their queries are automatically redirected to the closest data center, ensuring the best possible experience. Algolia DSN delivers an ultra low response time and automatic fail-over on another region if a region is down.

"When companies understand that search is the primary user experience on any website or mobile app, they know that the evolution of search means instant results from anywhere in the world. However it's not really possible to go instant when you add hundreds of milliseconds of latency for users in Australia querying a server in the US," said Nicolas Dessaigne, CEO of Algolia. "With DSN this is now possible. We built DSN to deliver the full potential and promise of search and help our customers create reliable, targeted, and very fast search experiences, available everywhere."

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for Algolia DSN starts at as low as $30/per month/per region and is available in 12 locations including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, US East (Washington DC), US West (San Jose, CA). DSN is already in production for Algolia's Enterprise Customers and available in private Beta.

About Algolia
Founded in 2012, Algolia provides a hosted search API that allows websites and mobile applications to increase user engagement and conversions. Algolia returns search results in milliseconds, with a search-as-you-type experience for their end users. Algolia allows any developer to build the search engine they want quickly and easily. Algolia customers include: A Little Market an Etsy company, Crunchbase, HackerNews, and Livestream. To learn more about Algolia visit

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