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Bryan Soltis
Real User
Technical Evangelist at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

The product is extremely configurable, allowing you to customize the search experience to suit your needs. The ability to create custom scoring profiles, text analyzers… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Creating an effective, predictable search is a difficult task for any organization. Users often seek data in a variety of ways, so having an adaptable solution is key to… more»

What needs improvement?

As the product continues to be developed, there are several areas where improvements can be realized. For SDKs, Azure Search currently offers solutions for .NET and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

When telling people about the product, I always encourage them to set up a new service using the free pricing tier. This allows them to learn about the product and its… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to using Azure Search, most of the applications that I created used on-premise Lucene.NET solutions. I decided to transition to Azure Search to leverage the… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are getting started with Azure Search, I strongly encourage you to read the documentation. Search is a complex, dynamic beast of a solution with a tremendous amount… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Prior to selecting Azure Search, I also evaluated Amazon Elasticsearch. Like Azure Search, Elasticsearch is a cloud-hosted solution with similar capabilities. Due to my… more»
Real User
Associate Lead Technology at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Creates indexers to get data from different data sources. This provides tremendous help in migrating data. No need to write a job or anything. All this can be done easily using the Azure portal.

How has it helped my organization?

Increased the search feature in our application. Usually, that search functionality used to take around 10 secs to search data. That time has been reduced to a few milliseconds now.

What needs improvement?

* Adding items to Azure Search using its .NET APIs sometimes throws exceptions. * I have encountered few exceptions while adding items using a console application. I do not know the actual reason behind them. * That console app used to insert data in Cosmos DB and the Search service. I did not face any issue with Cosmos DB though.


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What is Azure Search?

Azure Search is a search-as-a-service cloud solution that gives developers APIs and tools for adding a rich search experience over your data in web, mobile, and enterprise applications. Functionality is exposed through a simple REST API or .NET SDK that masks the inherent complexity of search technology. In addition to APIs, the Azure portal provides administration and prototyping support. Infrastructure and availability are managed by Microsoft.
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