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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Search vs. ELK Elasticsearch and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
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Pros
"It provides good access capabilities to various platforms.""The amount of flexibility and agility is really assuring."

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"The most valuable feature for us is the analytics that we can configure and view using Kibana.""The special text processing features in this solution are very important for me.""The most valuable features are the data store and the X-pack extension.""I value the feature that allows me to share the dashboards to different people with different levels of access.""The product is scalable with good performance.""Dashboard is very customizable.""There's lots of processing power. You can actually just add machines to get more performance if you need to. It's pretty flexible and very easy to add another log. It's not like 'oh, no, it's going to be so much extra data'. That's not a problem for the machine. It can handle it.""The most valuable features are the ease and speed of the setup."

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Cons
"The initial setup is not as easy as it should be.""They should add an API for third-party vendors, like a security operating center or reporting system, that would be a big improvement."

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"This product could be improved with additional security, and the addition of support for machine learning devices.""Better dashboards or a better configuration system would be very good.""The pricing of this product needs to be more clear because I cannot understand it when I review the website.""Ratio aggregation is not supported in this solution.""The GUI is the part of the program which has the most room for improvement.""Could have more open source tools and testing.""The solution has quite a steep learning curve. The usability and general user-friendliness could be improved. However, that is kind of typical with products that have a lot of flexibility, or a lot of capabilities. Sometimes having more choices makes things more complex. It makes it difficult to configure it, though. It's kind of a bitter pill that you have to swallow in the beginning and you really have to get through it.""Kibana should be more friendly, especially when building dashboards."

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"We are using the free version and intend to upgrade.""It can be expensive.""This product is open-source and can be used free of charge.""We are using the open-sourced version.""The basic license is free, but it comes with a lot of features that aren't free. With a gold license, we get active directory integration. With a platinum license, we get alerting.""The pricing model is questionable and needs to be addressed because when you would like to have the security they charge per machine.""We are using the Community Edition because Elasticsearch's licensing model is not flexible or suitable for us. They ask for an annual subscription. We also got the development consultancy from Elasticsearch for 60 days or something like that, but they were just trying to do the same trick. That's why we didn't purchase it. We are just using the Community Edition."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The amount of flexibility and agility is really assuring.
Top Answer: They should add an API for third-party vendors, like a security operating center or reporting system, that would be a big improvement.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: It's a stable solution and we have not had any issues.
Top Answer: The pricing model is questionable and needs to be addressed because when you would like to have the security they charge per machine. If you are building any cluster and you are paying €6,000 per… more »
Top Answer: It should be easier to use. It has been getting better because many functions are pre-defined, but it still needs improvement. If you have a large enterprise environment, it is costing a lot of money… more »
Ranking
2nd
out of 11 in Search as a Service
Views
2,642
Comparisons
2,125
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
404
Rating
7.0
1st
out of 11 in Search as a Service
Views
4,196
Comparisons
2,714
Reviews
15
Average Words per Review
594
Rating
8.1
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Overview
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.
Elasticsearch is a distributed, JSON-based search and analytics engine designed for horizontal scalability, maximum reliability, and easy management. Elasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches — structured, unstructured, geo, metric — any way you want.
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Sample Customers
XOMNI, Real Madrid C.F., Weichert Realtors, JLL, NAV CANADA, Medihoo, autoTrader Corporation, Gjirafa
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company7%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm38%
Computer Software Company25%
Transportation Company13%
University13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company15%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise39%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Search vs. ELK Elasticsearch and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
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Azure Search is ranked 2nd in Search as a Service with 2 reviews while ELK Elasticsearch is ranked 1st in Search as a Service with 15 reviews. Azure Search is rated 7.0, while ELK Elasticsearch is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Search writes "Access capabilities provide opportunities for dealing with various platforms". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ELK Elasticsearch writes "Good processing power, very scalable, and able to handle all data formats". Azure Search is most compared with Amazon Kendra, Amazon Athena, Solr, Amazon AWS CloudSearch and Algolia, whereas ELK Elasticsearch is most compared with Amazon Athena, Splunk User Behavior Analytics, Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Algolia and Loom Systems. See our Azure Search vs. ELK Elasticsearch report.

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