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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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"One of the best aspects of the solution is the indexing. It's already indexed to all the fields in the category. We don't need to spend so much extra effort to do the indexing. It's great.""The most valuable feature is the ability to perform a natural language search."

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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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"It does take a little bit of effort to use and understand the solution. It would help us a lot if the solution offered up more documentation or tutorials to help with training or troubleshooting.""The performance for this solution, in terms of queries, could be improved."

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"The only costs in addition to the standard licensing fees are related to the hardware, depending on whether it is cloud-based, or on-premise."

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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: One of the best aspects of the solution is the indexing. It's already indexed to all the fields in the category. We don't need to spend so much extra effort to do the indexing. It's great.
Top Answer: The solution's grammar and syntax should be easier. It does take a little bit of effort to use and understand the solution. It would help us a lot if the solution offered up more documentation or… more »
Top Answer: We use the solution in the telecommunications industry.
Ranking
2nd
out of 11 in Search as a Service
Views
2,470
Comparisons
1,993
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
404
Rating
7.0
6th
out of 11 in Search as a Service
Views
1,153
Comparisons
827
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
495
Rating
7.0
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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.
Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.
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Sample Customers
XOMNI, Real Madrid C.F., Weichert Realtors, JLL, NAV CANADA, Medihoo, autoTrader Corporation, Gjirafa
eHarmony, Sears, StubHub, Best Buy, Instagram, Netflix, Disney, AT&T, eBay, AOL, Bloomberg, Comcast, Ticketmaster, Travelocity, MTV Networks
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company11%
Retailer8%
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Azure Search is ranked 2nd in Search as a Service with 2 reviews while Solr is ranked 6th in Search as a Service with 2 reviews. Azure Search is rated 7.0, while Solr is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Azure Search writes "Access capabilities provide opportunities for dealing with various platforms". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Solr writes "The Natural Language Search capability is helpful and intuitive for our users". Azure Search is most compared with ELK Elasticsearch, Amazon Kendra, Amazon Athena, Amazon AWS CloudSearch and Algolia, whereas Solr is most compared with Amazon Kendra, ELK Elasticsearch, Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Algolia and Amazon Athena.

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