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Azure AI Search

Deliver high-quality responses with a vector database built for advanced retrieval augmented generation (RAG) and modern search

Perform advanced search and retrieval

  • Focus on exponential growth with an enterprise-ready vector database that comes with security, compliance, and responsible AI practices built in.
  • Build better applications with sophisticated retrieval strategies backed by decades of research and customer validation.
  • Quickly deploy your generative AI app with seamless platform and data integrations for data sources, AI models, and frameworks.

 Deliver relevant responses with search for AI

Simplified data ingestion

Automatically upload data from a wide range of supported Azure and third-party sources.
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Built-in security and compliance 

Microsoft has committed to investing USD20 billion in cybersecurity over five years.
We employ more than 8,500 security and threat intelligence experts across 77 countries.
Azure has one of the largest compliance certification portfolios in the industry.
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Azure AI Search pricing

Azure AI Search is available through search units to provide capacity and throughput requested to set up and scale a search and retrieval engine.

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Discover Azure AI—a portfolio of AI services and machine learning models designed for developers and data scientists.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Read the Azure SLA.
  • Azure AI Search is available in more than 30 countries and regions worldwide, and new ones are being added regularly.
  • Built-in indexers are available for Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, Azure Blob Storage, and Microsoft SQL Server hosted in Azure Virtual Machines. Use Azure Data Factory, with more than 80 connectors, or Azure Logic Apps to connect to your data source. Alternatively, push data into an Azure AI Search index, which has no restrictions on data source type. 
  • Azure AI Search works with several popular formats, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Adobe PDF; and PNG, RTF, JSON, HTML, and XML.
  • Azure AI Search is a platform as a service that helps developers create their own cloud search solutions. Microsoft Search is software as a service integrated across all your Microsoft 365 apps and services.
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