I recently published a blog post on the Coveo Blog - Why Coveo Atomic & Headless Are the Fastest Way to Launch Your Search Experience
Check it out and let me know your thoughts!
We’re in a “composable” world. A company can hand-pick and connect a set of components to make the solution that fits their business goals. The search industry has changed over the years — almost everything is in the cloud. You pay for month-to-month subscriptions and have choices. Best-of-breed, with the right value, wins when it comes to the technology you choose to leverage. It doesn’t make sense to build and maintain something when you can get packaged at a lower investment.
In this composable world, technology companies can deliver a lightweight integration approach. This contrasts with the past where you saw deep integrations, native installations, and heavy end-to-end prescriptions of how the solution should function. This was how one solution differentiated from another. Over the years we’ve felt the pain of this model: complex upgrades, dependencies, lagging new releases, and broken features from one release to the next.
A lightweight integration approach is a better solution in most cases. You don’t have to install native connectors, manage upgrades, or miss out on technology innovation and trends. This is why I propose Coveo Atomic and the headless approach as the better search architecture.
This strategy builds upon technology standards and patterns already in place. It gives you freedom to build your own UI and select what stack you prefer. It also delivers a full solution that can be implemented quickly.