• Analysis Schemes—you configure analysis schemes to specify language-specific text processing
options for text and text-array fields. Amazon CloudSearch now supports 33 languages, as well
as an option for multi-language fields. For more information, see Configuring Analysis Schemes (p.70).
For the complete list of supported languages, see Supported Languages (p.79).
• Availability Options—you can enable the Multi-AZ option to expand a domain into a second availability
zone to ensure availability in the event of a service disruption. For more information, see Configuring
Availability Options (p.42).
• Scaling Options—you can set the desired instance type and desired replication count to increase
upload or search capacity, speed up search requests, and improve fault tolerance. For more information,
see Configuring Scaling Options (p.39).
• Suggesters—you can configure suggesters to implement autocomplete functionality. For more
information, see Configuring Suggesters for Amazon CloudSearch (p.124).
Access to the Amazon CloudSearch configuration service is managed through IAM and now enables you
to control access to specific configuration actions. Note that the Amazon CloudSearch ARN has also
changed. Access to your domain's document and search endpoints is managed through the Amazon
CloudSearch configuration service. For more information, see Configuring Access for Amazon
2013-01-01 domains also support an expanded set of indexing options:
• Analysis Scheme—you configure language-specific text-processing on a per field basis by specifying
an analysis scheme for each text and text-array field. For more information, see Configuring
Analysis Schemes (p.70).
• Field Types—Amazon CloudSearch now supports 11 field types:
• date—contains a timestamp. Dates and times are specified in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
according to IETF RFC3339: yyyy-mm-ddT00:00:00Z. In UTC, for example, 5:00 PM August 23,
1970 is: 1970-08-23T17:00:00Z.
• date-array—a date field that can contain multiple values.
• double—contains a double-precision 64-bit floating point value.
• double-array—a double field that can contain multiple values.
• int—contains a 64-bit signed integer value.
• int-array—an integer field that can contain multiple values.
• latlon—contains a location stored as a latitude and longitude value pair.
• literal—contains an identifier or other data that you want to be able to match exactly.
• literal-array—a literal field that can contain multiple values.
• text—contains arbitrary alphanumeric data.
• text-array—a text field that can contain multiple values.
• Highlight—when you enable the highlight option for a field, you can retrieve excerpts that show where
the search terms occur within that field. For more information, see Highlighting Search Hits in Amazon
• Source—you can specify a source for a field to copy data from one field to another, enabling you to
use the same source data in different ways by configuring different options for the fields.
When configuring your 2013-01-01 domain, there are several things to keep in mind:
• By default, when you add a field, all options valid for that field type are enabled.While this is useful for
development and testing, disabling options you don't need can reduce the size of your index and
• You must use the separate array type fields for multi-valued fields.
• Only single-value fields can be sort enabled.
• Only text and text-array fields can be highlight enabled.
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Configuring 2013-01-01 Domains