Indexer for Azure File shares
Index Azure File shares similar to blobs
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Marc Joffe commented
Planning to store a large number of PDF files on Azure for consumption over the web. Being able to extract and search the text would be very beneficial.
Indexer for Azure File shares is the one requirement that is stopping us moving from on-premises file server to Azure, including moving our Intranet to Azure.
I am writing Java services for Azure interaction. As per requirement,I need to implement searching and indexing functionality. I found that there is no option of searching for files in Azure, we need blobs for it. What can be the reason behind this? Why Azure haven't provided same functionality for files?
LiXin Xu commented
We are thinking about push some no-relational data as JSON to Azure storage. These files can be easily managed, like add, remove, rename, update. Mount the storage as windows diver will be the most efficient way for content management. However, we cannot leverage Azure search to search these contents.
It will be perfect if Azure search and index files in Azure file storage.