Azure Search

Power Intelligent Intranets and Cognitive Search Applications with Azure Search and BA Insight.

Azure Search is a search-as-a-service cloud solution including indexing and query processing that scales up automatically.   It includes Microsoft’s natural language stack and provides complete control over search features including relevance scoring.

Benefits of Azure Search

  • Sophisticated search capabilities: including real-time indexing, geosearch, pattern search, and search on machine data
  • Managed Service: results in lower cost and less work – by eliminating the need to deal with servers, software updates, backups, etc.  If you are already using Azure, you can quickly provision new indexes in your existing subscription and connect to your enterprise systems using Indexing Connectors over your current networking.
  • High Degree of Control: including direct control of relevance ranking, query processing, and indexing
  • Scale-up: no limits on size of documents or number of items indexed; pay as you grow. If you are hitting the limits of SharePoint Online search (such as files over 10 GB or large amounts of data outside of Office 365), you can use Azure search to supplement your existing search and present users with a single unified result set through SmartHub.

With Azure Search and BA Insight, you can provide a dedicated, cost-effective search service with powerful features as a turn-key solution, with adjustable scale, complete control of tuning, and minimal overhead and maintenance.

Creating Cognitive Search with Azure Search

BA Insight’s products combine with Azure Search to create best-of-breed cognitive search.

Azure Search can be a great platform for enterprise search when coupled with BA Insight’s products:

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    SmartHub – provides a modern, responsive search UI, personalization, and cognitive search capabilities.
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    Indexing Connectors – Our secure connectors bring content from over 60 enterprise systems into the Azure Search index, unified views of all knowledge assets.
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    AutoClassifier – Auto-tagging, metadata generation, and text analytics feed Azure Search’s schema, filtering, and faceted navigation, increasing findability.