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Algolia Pricing

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  • 10,000 Records

  • 10,000 Search requests/mo

  • 10,000 Recommend requests/mo

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Powerful, hosted search API to create fast and relevant search & navigation.

$

1.00

per 1,000 requests/mo
+1,000 records

Algolia Recommend icon

Flexible, hosted recommendation API with advanced programmatic control.

$

0.60

per 1,000 requests/mo

  • Pay-as-you-go-pricing

    Simple usage based pricing with no long term commitments.

  • Volume discounts

    Discounts trigger as your usage grows, so you always get a fair price.

  • Committed-use discounts

    Get additional discounts for annual or multi-year commitments.

Features

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Features

Standard

$

1.00

per 1,000 Search requests/mo+ 1,000 Records

Premium

$

1.50

per 1,000 Search requests/mo+ 1,000 records

Search API

Pre-built UI Libraries

Search Analytics

Event Analytics (Insights API)

Analytics Retention

90 days

90 days

A/B Testing

Synonyms

10,000 per index

10,000 per index

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Query Suggestions

Rules (Merchandising & Intent detection)

10,000 per index

Visual Editor

Personalization

Dynamic Synonym Suggestions

Dynamic Re-Ranking

Relevant sort (virtual replica)

Additional team members

10

20

Advanced APIs (Analytics and Monitoring)

Algolia Recommend icon

Features

$

0.60

per 1,000 Recommend requests/Month

Recommendation API

Pre-built UI Libraries

Recommendations Analytics

Coming soon

Event Analytics (Insights API)

Analytics Retention

90 days

Recommendations Merchandising

Coming soon

Related Products

Frequently Bought Together

Personalized Recommendations

Coming soon

Additional features

Secure environment - 2FA, HTTPS, API keys

Team Advanced Permissions

Add-on

Integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Shopify, Magento

Integration with Segment, Google Tag Manager

Support & Success

Documentation & Community forum

API Status updates

Email and website support

Algolia Academy

Live Webinars Resource Guidance

Professional services

Algolia Blueprint

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Algolia Kickstart

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Algolia Quick Start for Sending Events

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Algolia Pulse

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Algolia Quick Start for Crawler

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Algolia Search features

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Features

Standard$1.00 per 1k search requests/mo + 1k recordsPremium$1.50 per 1k search requests/mo + 1k records
Search API

Pre-built UI Libraries

Search Analytics

Event Analytics (Insights API)

Analytics Retention

90 days

A/B Testing

Synonyms

10,000 per index

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Query Suggestions

Rules (Merchandising & Intent detection)

Visual Editor

Personalization

Dynamic Synonym Suggestions

Dynamic Re-Ranking

Relevant sort (virtual replica)

Additional team members

10

Advanced APIs (Analytics and Monitoring)

Algolia Recommend features

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Features

$0.60

Per 1k Recommend requests/mo
Recommendation API

Pre-built UI Libraries

Recommendations Analytics

Coming soon

Event Analytics (Insights API)

Analytics Retention

90 days

Recommendations Merchandising

Coming soon

Related Products

Frequently Bought Together

Personalized Recommendations

Coming soon

Additional features

Additional features

Secure environment - 2FA, HTTPS, API keys

Team Advanced Permissions

Add-on

Integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Shopify, Magento

Integration with Segment, Google Tag Manager

Support & Success

Support & Success

Professional services

Professional services

Add-ons to your Algolia subscription

Additional paid features available with Committed usage.

Crawler icon

Crawler

Automatically extract and enrich your website content

Distributed Search network icon

Distributed Search Network

Easily distribute your search engine on up to 17 regions worldwide

Vault icon

Dedicated infrastructure & Vault

Protect your data with customizable IP restrictions and encryption at rest

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Extended Analytics Retention

365 days of search analytics history

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Premier Platform Availability SLA

Highest level 99.999% uptime guarantee

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Premier Support

SLA guarantee on response times and dedicated account technical lead

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HIPAA

Environment ready for your projects in the healthcare and wellness sector

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Algolia for Enterprise

A bundle of add-ons & features to address your Enterprise volume & compliance needs.

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Advanced Access & Admin Management

  • Unlimited Team Users

  • Single sign on / SAML

  • Team Advanced Permissions

  • Advanced API (analytics & monitoring)

Security and Compliance

  • HIPAA / BAA

  • 99.99% SLA

  • Custom terms

Support and Services

  • Technical onboarding guidance

  • Technical account manager

  • Premium Support

  • Advanced Success Plan

  • Access to beta programs & new features

Sandbox

  • Testing & Staging Environments Accessible

OEM Plans

For companies building apps with embedded search and discovery.

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Open source & Non-profit plans

For qualifying open-source projects and charitable non-profit organizations.

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Algolia search pricing FAQs

  • A Search request is a group of one or more search operations sent in a single exchange. Search operations are triggered when a search is performed. In autocomplete and search-as-you-type implementations, a new search request is performed on every keystroke.

    In past Algolia plans, a single search would be counted per active search index. So Algolia would count a single search applied to 3 active indexes as 3 search “operations”. With the current pricing, in this example Algolia would count this as one search “request”. This greatly simplifies our pricing model for customers using federated search and for customers with multiple sorts (e.g. newest products, lowest cost, highest cost, etc.).

    For more details, please refer to our detailed documentation.

  • Simply put, a record is an item or object that contains data that someone would search (or get recommendations) for. The total number of records is equal to the sum of records that you have in all of your indices. Note that each pre-sort of your records creates a copy of the relevant pre-sorted records and as a result, increases your total record count.

    Each Search plan allows you to store a certain number of records at any given time. You can update, delete, or add as many records as you want as long as the total number of the indexed records does not exceed the inclusion of the plan. If you go over the inclusion, you’ll be charged an over-quota based on the maximum number of records you’ve reached. Depending on your plan, there may be an opportunity to pre-purchase additional records at the beginning of your contract period at a discounted price.

    Note: To offer flexibility, Algolia ignores the 3 days with the most records in each month before calculating the total number of records.

  • A Recommend request is triggered when a Recommend API call is performed to retrieve a list of recommendations for a specific item. Multiple Recommend requests can be batched within a single Recommend API call to improve network latency.

  • A Search unit is used to represent a certain number of search requests (query only, free indexing ops) and records.

    A Search unit allows us to provide one metric per price level, instead of two separate ones, in an effort to simplify pricing for our customers.

  • When using Pay-as-you go pricing (no contract or minimum commitment), each unit contains 1,000 search requests per month, and a maximum of 1,000 records. This way, one Search unit bought each month for twelve months will give 12,000 searches in one year, with a maximum of 1,000 records at any point in the year.

    When committing annually, you will get 12 Search units over a 12-month period including 12,000 search requests for twelve months and a maximum of 1,000 records at any point in the year.

    The minimum commitment for a year is 1,200 Search units.

    If your use case includes higher record volumes than what is provided by this model, please contact sales.

    If fewer Search units are used than included in what I purchased, they do not roll over to the following service period.

  • Browse and Navigation experiences rely on the same Search requests as search results pages, but are instead powered by a click (of a page or filter) rather than a query string.

  • You do. You retain ownership of all the data you send to your user account.

  • If you exceed your committed usage overages will be charged. For Standard Search plans, the cost is $1 / extra unit. For Premium Search plans, the cost is $1.50 / extra unit. For Recommend, the cost is $0.60 / extra 1,000 Recommend requests.

  • Yes! We know you’ll love Algolia, that's why we make it free for you to get up and running in no time, and see how you and your customers can benefit from our technology. We offer a free plan (with a maximum of 500 Search units and 500,000 Recommend requests included) with many of our Premium Search features, including our Search API, Recommend API, community support & documentation. Get started for free here.

  • Yes, we are providing 90-day retention for data for all new customers and can extend to 365-day as an add-on.

  • Algolia’s pricing offers volume-based discounts and committed use discounts.

    There are three main levers to consider - how many Search units will be consumed, the product edition in use (Standard or Premium) and whether or not you are using Algolia in a pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) model, or annual commitment model.

    When committing to the equivalent of 100 Search units per month or more, you automatically unlock a discount compared to PAYGO. Please contact sales for more information.

  • Annual commitments allow you to unlock discounts on your Algolia usage. For a minimum of 100 Search units per month / 1,200 Search units per year (or 100,000 Recommend requests per month / 1,200,000 Recommend requests per year), you will receive a discount. For additional Search units above and beyond 500 Search units per month, you may unlock even greater volume-based discounts, making your cost per Search unit even less. A similar mechanism applies for Recommend above 50,000,000 Recommend requests. Please contact sales for more information.

    Additionally, Annual commitments give you predictability and flexibility in your overall spend. Lock in annual volume discounts, while having the flexibility to use more in peak months, and less in slower months.

    Annual commitments are also required for purchasing Algolia’s Enterprise Foundation, as well as add-ons such as Crawler, DSN or Dedicated Infrastructure to power more sophisticated deployments.

Existing customer? To access the previous version of our pricing and feature description, please contact support@algolia.com