Aliyun, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing services company, announced a search product, OpenSearch.
OpenSearch is based on Alibaba’s self developed large-scale distributed search engine platform, which powers digital properties under Alibaba Gropu, such as Taobao and Tmall. Aliyun provides this search technology to public developers.
With OpenSearch, developers can implement on-site search function within one day for their websites and even build a professional search engine.
Aliyun currently released OpenSearch to its users for free during public testing phase via its cloud computing platform. And it will be priced at one tenth of the cost of similar product overseas.
Aliyun is Alibaba’s ambition in providing cutting edge cloud computing based services. And, it just released Open Data Processing Service or ODPS about one week ago.