But the Seattle company is still in the search game, and this morning its Amazon Web Services unit rolled out a beta of a new service for websites and apps that aims to capitalize on its years of work in search technology.
It’s called CloudSearch, and the company says it will let developers integrate a “powerful and scalable search system” for indexing and retrieving information in their sites and apps. The setup takes less than an hour and costs less than $100 a month, the company says.
Several Amazon Web Services Customers have been testing the technology. Among them: A company called Search Technologies created a Wikipedia search application, NewsRight is using it for a news search tool, and SmugMug is using it for photo searching on its site.
Amazon’s Jeff Barr explains and shows the setup process in a blog post.