160 votesSteven Nagy supported this idea ·Steven Nagy commented
I think this is a great idea.
A common need for users of Azure Table Storage is searching data in a Table using query patterns other than those that Table Storage provides efficiently, namely key lookups and partition scans. Using Azure Search, you can index and search Table Storage data (using full text search, filters, facets, custom scoring, etc.) and capture incremental changes in the data on a schedule, all without writing any code. To learn more, check out Indexing Azure Table Storage with Azure Search: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/search-howto-indexing-azure-tablesSteven Nagy commented
-1 : Won't this feature kill performance on table storage? Its meant to be highly scalable and I suspect full text indexing is counter-intuitive to that. I'd be happy to see this on Sql Azure, but NOT on table storage. I think people are using table storage simply for cost reasons, not for scalabilty reasons. Please, DON'T implement this feature.
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