Sorry for the n00b question, but I’m curious, how is algolia able to return results so quickly to the autocomplete without refreshing the page? I’m playing with a test data set of about 50K objects, and can instantly pull down any of those items. It’s amazing, and I’m just trying to figure out how it’s done
We are happy that you are enjoying the speed and experience of Algolia.
For the speed part, Algolia is designed to retrieve results in a very fast manner. One of the reasons is because we control the entire stack from software to hardware. Another reason is that we do a lot of pre-processing on the data at index time.
Here are some articles around the “magic” behind the engine:
Thank you Robert. This article is very helpful!