Have you ever wanted to test your app against a dev version of your production CloudSearch? Is management saying budget constraints won't allow this? Then Nozama CloudSearch is for you.
It is a light weight implementation of Amazon's CloudSearch service you can run locally. Its has additional REST API features which allow inspection of data in a way not available via Amazon CloudSearch.
Nozama is also a way to migrate from Amazon CloudSearch to ElasticSearch.
This now supports text searching and uses ElasticSearch as it backend. Facets are not yet supported. I use MongoDB to store the results of batch upload runs. This will change in future as I believe I can use ElasticSearch for this too.
It is BSD licensed and available now from pypi https://pypi.python.org/pypi/ nozama-cloudsearch-service:
Contributions are always welcome. Just fork me on github:
It also has documentation which it self hosts or can be seen on readthedocs:
All the best,