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Comparison of Elasticsearch options on WordPress VIP

Jetpack Instant
Enterprise Search
HostWordPress.comSame origin datacenter and managed by WordPress VIP
CodeJetpack supplied via vip-go-mu-pluginsIncluded in vip-go-mu-plugins
Speed & latencyFast; There may be sync delays for new content depending on the site’s size and publishing frequencyVery fast; hosted in the same datacenter
Local developmentUnsupportedCan be enabled within a VIP Local Development Environment
Offloading of MySQL queries to ElasticsearchNoYes
Custom Elasticsearch queriesNoYes
Customization of what to indexNoYes
Unlimited recordsNo*
*First 100,000 records are free, additional will be billed
Backend searchNoYes
Built-in front-end search UIYesNo
Automatically highlighted search terms on comments and post contentYesNo
Search as you typeYesNo
Boosted and prioritized results based on Jetpack site statsYesNo
Real-time indexingYesYes
Searching across sites on a multi-site networkYes**
**This feature will be available at the end of March 2022.
Faceted searchYesYes
How to EnableOpen a ticket with VIP SupportAdd code in vip-config.php

Last updated: July 19, 2022