Support full-text indexing
Our application is heavily dependent on it. So this is a blocker right now.
Title says it all
For any application search functionality is minimum and a must have feature. I would like to see this feature on the urgent basis. Please, please include Full-Text search in SQL Azure.
When will FREETEXT Searching be available in SQL Azure?
Free text search is something that we are working on, although not in the near term horizon.
Shahdat Hosain commented
OMG!! full-text is extremely important! Our application based on NopCommerce 3.2 where there is cool feature instant search that based on full text indexing. we can not move to azure without full text search feature. please let us know timeline.
A timeline would be extremely useful!
Eric De Castro commented
Has there been any updates to this since the last replied posting on December 19, 2012?
Carl Cubillas commented
Any update on this please.
Microsoft it would be great to get another update please -- even if that update is, no, not in the next 12 months or whatever.
I waited a year for the Azure team to do something about it before switching to Amazon AWS Cloud Search. It has been another year since then and MSFT has done NOTHING about it. If you really need text indexing, switch to Amazon AWS. You will be very happy.
I'm guessing this is not happening this lifetime?
Chris Kirby commented
easily my #1 feature request for app dev on azure at this point. If not sql full text, then a fully supported indexing solution like Lucene.Net.
We also need full text search.
Please kindly implement this feature ASAP.
Our customers are asking for full text search all the time, but we cannot add this feature because Azure SQL do not support it...
James D. Schwarzmeier commented
Are there any updates on this? This "idea" was shared back in 2009 and it was supposedly on the roadmap almost two full years ago.
Jamie moffat commented
Lucene.Net on top of SQL Azure is a nice free alternative. http://leoncullens.nl/post/2012/11/18/Full-Text-Search-on-Azure-with-LuceneNET.aspx
We really need FullText search in Azure, for some technicals reasons we can't move on Lucene.NET. We really need that ASAP !!
Dinesh Kumar commented
Full-text is a required feature for our application. We are currently using SQL Azure without the full-text. If full-text is not planned to be released within next 6 months, we will end up moving away from azure. We would like to leverage SQL full-text search and will use other sites if Windows Azure does not offer it soon. Please communicate ETA so that we can plan accordingly. Thanks.
Is someone from Microsoft actually monitoring this website?!? There are tons of outdated posts and very little interaction with Microsoft employees.
Microsoft: if you are asking us for our feedbacks, at least allocate proper resources to keep the community alive!
Wow - I'm still totally amazed that it is now 2013 and SQL Azure STILL DOES NOT HAVE FREETEXT capabilities. We cancelled our Azure account last year, and I see that Microsoft SQL Server SPLA licensing has gone up 74% effectively to run your own SQL Server in the cloud with FREETEXT capabilities. Perhaps you can see why Microsoft have not implemented this feature - it is all to do with money.
issue createdat Dec 2009, responded by Dec 2011, nothing happened and "Although not in the near term horizon" by Dec 2012.
Guys, you do realize this is a min-bar P-0 feature to many of your (potential) clients, right?
Frustrated with lack of attention from Microsoft on this. I found a better solution. Amazon CloudSearch. For less than $100 per month, I can index about 1 million items and get much faster response (Amazon CloudSearch is RAM-based and very very fast) than disk based search.
Agrinei Sousa commented
Unbelievable... free text search is very important for us... Azure is not an option until we get there.
Marc Derksen commented
Any news? Full-text indexing is critical to our business.