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Engineers who want to add search to their application usually deploy Elasticsearch, or write their own search engine that uses TF-IDF. These solutions work well for large documents, but are less effective for large volumes of small records–which is how many modern web and mobile applications are structured.
In today’s show, Julien Lemoine discusses how his company Algolia thinks about search. Algolia is a search as a service company that gives developers an easier way to search on their websites and applications.