When comparing Searchly vs AWS Elasticsearch, the Slant community recommends Searchly for most people. In the question“What are the best hosted Elasticsearch services?” Searchly is ranked 8th while AWS Elasticsearch is ranked 10th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Heroku Support
Pro Easy integration
Pro Support team reacts promptly
Searchly's support teams helps users promptly with their queries.
Pro Fast and inexpensive to get started
It is far less expensive than the competition, and it's very easy to get started. You don't need to know anything about cluster size, load balancing, etc., everything is handled for you.
Pro Only small markup from raw instance costs
The mark up is only about 130% of the raw instance cost. This makes is one of the cheapest ES hosting options.
Pro Easy to setup
Integrates nicely with AWS ecosystem. Basically One-click setup of ES clusters.
Con Low config options
Can't set analyzers.
Con Monitoring is not good
The dashboards that you get with AWS's ES are not very useful and there's no way to add additional monitoring dashboards.
Con Difficult or impossible to configure many options
There is no way to change most of the configs in your ES cluster.