Azure Search vs SearchBlox Enterprise Search on Azure

If you are looking for enterprise search or website search on the Azure, it is important to do a true comparison of features to help you understand the key differences before you enable search your website, intranet, database, application or blog.

How does SearchBlox Enterprise Search on Azure compare with Microsoft Azure Search? Here is a detailed comparison of features:

SearchBlox Enterprise Search on Azure Azure Search
Web Crawler for Websites Yes No
Database Connectors (MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL) Yes No
API Connectors (Salesforce, YouTube, Twitter) Yes No
NoSQL Connectors (MongoDB, Cassandra) Yes No
Crawler for Filesystems Yes including Azure File No
Configuration of Search Fields Automatic search/facet/sort of all fields All fields have to be manually configured
Search Results
Ready to use Search pages/results Yes No
Sort by date Yes Yes
Sort by alphabetic order Yes Yes
Sort Order Ascending or descending
for date, relevance and alphabetical sort
Ascending or descending for custom sort
Query terms highlighted Yes No
Output in XML/JSON Yes Yes
Highlighting PDF hits Yes No
Highlight a specific page in search results Yes with Featured Results No
Crawling
Crawl third party websites Yes No
Index all files types (PDF, HTML and MS Office) Yes No
Synonyms Yes No
Filter by file types, meta tags, websites Yes Yes
Crawl password protected content Yes No
Form-based authentication Yes No
Duplicate removal Yes No
Proxy server support Yes No
Administration
Web-based Admin Console Yes No
Remote management Yes No
Multiple Collections Yes No
Add/Delete/Update specific URLs in real-time Yes Yes
Search results XSLT customization Yes No
Web based reporting Yes No
Cluster Setup Yes No
Integration
XML/JSON Search results output Yes Yes
Indexing API Yes Yes
Search Queries
Autocomplete with Search pages Yes No
Spelling Suggestions Yes No
Related Queries Yes No
Find Similar Documents Yes No
Stemming Yes Yes
Customize stopwords Yes No
Wildcards/Fuzzy/Promixity/Span query support Yes Yes
Concept Search (Clustering) Yes No
Search across collections Yes No
Advanced search Yes No
Faceted search Yes Yes