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    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.
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    7th
    out of 12 in Search as a Service
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    6th
    out of 12 in Search as a Service
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    775
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    8.0
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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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Government8%
    Retailer6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%

    Azure Search is ranked 7th in Search as a Service while Solr is ranked 6th in Search as a Service with 1 review. Azure Search is rated 0.0, while Solr is rated 8.0. 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 Elastic Enterprise Search, Amazon Kendra, Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Amazon Athena and Algolia, whereas Solr is most compared with Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Amazon Kendra, Elastic Enterprise Search, Algolia and Amazon Elasticsearch Service.

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