Microsoft has announced an update to its data platform with new Big Data and media services. Microsoft Azure now features Azure Search and Azure DocumentDB.
“For businesses to maintain a competitive edge in this complex and fast-changing climate, they need innovative ways to deliver the best customer experience with their products and services,” wrote Vibhor Kapoor, director of product marketing for Microsoft Azure, on the company’s blog.
Azure Search is a new Search-as-a-Service solution designed to allow developers to provide search features in their Web and mobile apps. The solution includes support for more than 50 languages, the ability to load data from the new Azure DocumentDB, Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on Azure VMs, and a .NET SDK.