Azure Search Overview

Azure Search is the #3 ranked solution in our list of top Search as a Service vendors. It is most often compared to ELK Elasticsearch: Azure Search vs ELK Elasticsearch

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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Azure Search Customers
XOMNI, Real Madrid C.F., Weichert Realtors, JLL, NAV CANADA, Medihoo, autoTrader Corporation, Gjirafa
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Cybersecurity Instructor at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Access capabilities provide opportunities for dealing with various platforms

What is our primary use case?

Mainly just to deal with accounts, secondary platforms, or to sync the AD (Active Directory).

Pros and Cons

  • "It provides good access capabilities to various platforms."
  • "The initial setup is not as easy as it should be."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others considering this product is to just do your research beforehand. Know what you want and what you are getting yourself into as far as the product capabilities. You probably want to try the product as a test to see how it works for you. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Azure Search as probably a six-out-of-ten.
Alon Mantsur
Chief Executive Officer at Cybrella
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Assuring flexibility and agility and the UI is very user-friendly

What is our primary use case?

We use Azure Search for security-related issues. We are trying to figure out everything that's related to security events occurring in the Cloud. We are a small company, less than 10 people. About three of us use Azure Search.

Pros and Cons

  • "The amount of flexibility and agility is really assuring."
  • "They should add an API for third-party vendors, like a security operating center or reporting system, that would be a big improvement."

What other advice do I have?

Azure Search provides plenty of benefits for business teams and sales teams. As it's a CLM system, it helps you find everything related to specific customers and deals. From an implementation aspect, you need to know what kind of data you have, and where is it stored. We're a small company so it was very easy to map and locate the data, etc. If you work for a large enterprise, data location should be the first stage before implementing Azure Search — you need to know exactly where the data is stored. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.
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