Support full-text indexing
Our application is heavily dependent on it. So this is a blocker right now.
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.
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 There are tons of outdated posts and very little interaction with Microsoft employees.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.
ulf svensson commented
This is very old now! When can I expect this in SQL Azure?
dates please !
Josef Habdank commented
we need to search in a similar way as SQL LIKE. At this point it is a no-go for our company, it is a fundamental feature, otherwise azure is unusable for our needs.
this was marked as planned 9 months ago. Any update yet?
hi, we planned for migrating in january 2013 depending in fulltext additionnal feature?
Is there a date now?
Matthew Blott commented
I need FTS too as a lot of our client databases use this. I've just setup a trial with Azure but now realise I can't use FTS. I will also probably switch to AWS as reading this thread it doesn't look like MS are being very responsive.
Just wondering if this is still be investigated given the recent announcements. We don't want to run a full SQL 2012 VM, and would rather use SQL Azure but require FTS. Is there any update on when this might happen?
I need it for a real estate project
Paul Allen commented
Another vote for FTS here.
Lack of proper full text indexing is an easy showstopper for many clients. I thought this is a P0 for the entire product team. Being a MS alumni I sincerely wish the team can get this feature ready before I am forced to move to AWS.
Guy (MSFT), when can you give us a date or a plan for full text search in SQL Azure? Without this information, it is making it very difficult for us to plan our future needs and we might have to choose another hosting platform as we have been waiting patiently for SQL Azure to have this feature.
lars prahl commented
yes - lack of FTS in Azure is a showstopper for us too - dec 09 - dec 10 - dec 11 - 2 years and counting
Mauricio Marques commented
Oh my Gosh... It's veryyyyyyyyyyyy important.
Without it my clients can't move !!!