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Azure Search

AI-Powered cloud search service for web and mobile app development

Build a great enterprise search solution

Many applications and websites use search as a primary tool for customer interaction—and customers expect high-level relevance, suggestions, multiple languages, faceting and near-instantaneous responses.

Easily add sophisticated cloud search capabilities to your website or application using the same integrated Microsoft natural language stack which is used in Bing and Office and which has been improved over 16 years. Quickly tune search results and construct rich, fine-tuned ranking models to tie search results to business goals. Reliable throughput and storage give you fast search indexing and querying to support time-sensitive search scenarios.

Cognitive Search with AI-powered content augmentationPREVIEW

With the new Cognitive Search feature, you can use artificial intelligence to extract insights and structured information from your documents. Create pipelines that uses cognitive skills to enrich and bring structure to your data before it gets indexed. You can select from a variety of pre-built cognitive skills and also extend its power by creating your own custom skills. Cognitive Search is in public preview and skillset execution is currently offered for free. At a later time, the pricing for this capability will be announced.

Reduce complexity with a fully-managed service

With Azure Search, you don’t have to set up and manage your own search index. The fully-managed service helps you avoid dealing with index corruption, service availability, scaling and service updates. Create multiple indexes with no incremental cost per index. Easily scale up or down as the traffic and data volume of your application changes.

Get up and running quickly

Azure Search boosts your development speed thanks to support for familiar tools and the consistent global Microsoft cloud platform. Quickly provision search and start populating the index to get up and running quickly. Like other Azure services, Azure Search uses familiar REST API calls and gives you a Microsoft .NET SDK. The worldwide network of Azure datacenters gives you reduced search latency anywhere your application is located.

Customers using the cloud to enable sophisticated search

Canada’s largest automobile search site drives seamless search experience

"We're really excited about using Azure Search for our marketplace. It gives us an opportunity to provide… better services to our customers with instant, seamless experiences across all devices."
Allen Wales, Vice President of Technology

NBC Olympics breaks streaming records with support from Microsoft Azure

"Our partnership with Azure was critical in extending our reach to more people and more devices via cloud streaming than ever before."
Eric Black, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Media

Audio AI experts use cloud-based search platform to connect listeners to audio content

"As a startup, we wouldn't have been able to scale Audioburst and achieve our mission of organizing the world's audio content without a cloud platform like Azure—and advanced services like Azure Search."
Gal Klein, Co-founder

Real Madrid connects 500 million passionate fans worldwide

"With the Microsoft cloud platform for service delivery, we can focus less on infrastructure and more on enhancing the fan experience and business outcomes"
Rafael de Los Santos, Head of Digital Operations

Prime property listings site powered by cloud-based search and analytics

"It has always been our plan to have our entire web listings platform in the cloud… Now, with the Azure Search service, we can realize our goal."
Sridhar Potineni, Director of Innovation

Navigation technology company introduces chatbot which supports a mixed-language search capability

"Microsoft Bot Framework supports a mixed-language search capability and—using one interface that supports multiple languages—reduces our development workloads significantly."
Daisuke Kezuka, General Manager of Travel Business

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