We are excited to announce the new, lower-cost Basic tier of Azure Search! Filling the gap between the Free and Standard tiers, the Basic tier can search up to 1 million documents (or 2 GB of data) while delivering an SLA
to give a production-quality search experience.
During the public preview, we are offering the Basic tier at a 50 percent discount. Refer to the pricing page
for additional details, or create your own Basic Azure Search service
Read the announcement
or read this article
to learn more about the capabilities of Azure Search.