Azure Search

Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers to incorporate a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain or manage any infrastructure

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  1. Storage Optimized tier in the Basic tier pricing range (L0)

    For a small business with low traffic and data just over the 2GB limit of the Basic tier it´s really hard to justify to upgrade to standard tier for 3.3x more cost. The performance and scaling for Basic tier is more the enough but the 2GB limit is just to low.
    It would be nice if you could introduce storage optimized layer(L0) for the lower end of the price range where performance and scaling is not important but the storage amount is more than 2GB.

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  2. Support correlated search on complex collections

    Now that Azure Search supports complex types, it would be useful to be able to combine full-text search and strict Boolean filters when querying over complex collections. Currently this is not possible -- search.ismatch()/ismatchscoring() are not allowed in lambda expressions, and using sub-fields of complex collections in full Lucene queries has uncorrelated semantics.

    For example, if you want to search for hotels that have deluxe rooms with city views, none of these gives you exactly what you want:

    search=Rooms/Description:(city views) AND Rooms/Type:(Deluxe Room)

    search=Rooms/Description:(city views)&$filter=Rooms/any(room: room/Type eq 'Deluxe Room')

    $filter=search.ismatchscoring('city views') and Rooms/any(room: room/Type eq 'Deluxe Room')

    Instead, what you'd…

    44 votes
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  3. Search Explorer in the Portal should interoperate better with SDKs

    Currently, Search Explorer provides the full URL of the GET request for the Search REST API. To use a query from Search Explorer in the SDK, you have to parse out the parameters by hand, and sometimes URL decode them.

    It would be better if Search Explorer could provide code snippets for each supported language (C# and F# for now, Java, JavaScript/TypeScript, and Python when those SDKs are available) that show how to call the Search API using the parameters that the Portal user has typed in.

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  4. Add property ignore the field

    I have an object class that contains properties that I would not want to persist in elastic but needs them (inherit by an interface)
    I get an error since these fields are not mapped.
    How can I ignore these fields

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  5. MicrosoftLanguageStemmingTokenizer cannot process word 'F#' correctly

    'F#' is a well-known programming language, but if you tokenize sentence contains 'F#' with "en.microsoft" analyzer, it will be omitted. However, 'C#' works fine and does not have such issue.

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  6. Azure Table Indexer Data Source Definition should allow specific select column options along with specifying filters

    When defining datasource of Type Azure Storage Table in the Query field, only options in the examples I see is like (PartitionKey eq '0') or something like that, but there is no example which would allow us to select columns along with the filter conditions.

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  8. How to rename index or indexer? once it is created?

    Correctly it is not possible to rename index or indexer once it is created. It is difficult to admin or developer to create index or indexer from the scratch. Please provide some option on indexer should be update. Also provide some option to create indexer using existing one.

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  9. add server cpu usage metric for azure search machines

    I would like to get metrics for our azure search machines cpu in order to get a clear picture of put resources usage

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  10. Offer reserved pricing on Azure Search (similar to AWS ElasticSearch)

    AWS offers up to 52% discount when committing to a 3 year reserved instance for AWS ElasticSearch.

    There is no reserved pricing option for Azure Search.

    Please provide reserved pricing, similar to Cosmos DB/Azure SQL, at a discount comparable to AWS.

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  11. Improve SLA to 99.99%

    The current SLA is only 99.9%. That is out of sync with typical enterprise SLAs of 99.99% that our own applications must abide to for our customers.

    Hence, this lower than typical SLA endangers our own SLAs. Please improve to 99.99%

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  12. Allow access to stored term frequencies for searchable fields

    Term frequencies are maintained for searchable fields in order to compute things like TF/IDF quickly. It should be possible to access those term frequencies for additional analysis.

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    Given the current API surface area of Azure Search, how would you actually use these term frequencies? Said another way, what other capabilities would you require in the API in order for term frequencies to actually be useful?

    Thank you for your feedback. While it is unlikely we’ll address this suggestion in the near future, we’ll reassess based on the number of votes it receives.

    Thanks,
    Mike Carter
    Azure Search Product Team

  13. More descriptive errors for incorrect datatype

    We have been getting the following error when indexing

    The request is invalid. Details: parameters : An unexpected 'PrimitiveValue' node was found when reading from the JSON reader. A 'StartArray' node was expected

    It would be nice to know what field it failed on in the response and even better which specific object it was trying to work with and the value on that field.

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  15. Extract text in a readable manner for pages using landscape orientation in PDF

    There is a known issue with PDFs that display certain pages with text oriented in a vertical manner. The issue is not that the text is not extracted, but rather that it is extracted in an unreadable manner since current extraction methods expect text to be horizontal. Unfortunately there is not currently a work around within Azure Search.

    We would need to inspect thousands of documents and rotate the vertical/landscape pages of the PDF manually before it can work as expected.

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  17. Azure Search deployed within Virtual Network

    I would like suggest Azure Search could be deployed in virtual network so that not expose the search service endpoint to internet.

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  18. Highlight search text on blob documents

    search API should return document that should highlight search text inside the document. So that when i download view the document it should highlight search terms/text in documents like pdf, excel,word and etc.

    same like JFK it will do only for image but good to have document highlighting

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  19. Efficient way to express a true “all”

    Query with any on properties of types Collection is very easy:
    $filter=SocialAccounts/any(x: search.in(x, 'Facebook,Twitter'))

    However if you want to do the same with all you need to do something like which is not that beautifull:
    $filter=tags/any(t: t eq 'Facebook') and tags/any(t: t eq 'Twitter')

    Please implement something like:
    $filter=SocialAccounts/all(x: search.in(x, 'Facebook,Twitter'))

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  20. Lack of features

    The azure search seems to lack many fundamental features. Ability to rename the index, clone the index are a few to name.

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