Microsoft named a Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Insight Engines | Azure Blog and Updates

How your organization can benefit, regardless of industry.

As the amount of data being generated continues to grow at an exponential rate, it is increasingly important for organizations to have a rich set of tools that can help them make sense of it all. This is where insight engines come into play. These powerful solutions apply relevance methods to data of all types, from structured to highly unstructured, allowing users to describe, discover, organize and analyze it to deliver information proactively or interactively at the right time, in the right context.

Microsoft has recently been named a leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines, a report that evaluates the capabilities of various vendors in the market.

2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Insights Engines, including key providers rated by Gartner in December 2022 for their ability to execute and complete vision.  Leaders quadrant includes: Microsoft, Mindbreeze, Elastic, Coveo, IBM, Sinequa, Lucidworks

Microsoft offers two integrated solutions in this area: Microsoft Search, which is available with Microsoft 365, and Azure Cognitive Search, which is available as a platform as-a-service (PaaS) with Microsoft Azure. These solutions are designed to help professionals and developers build impactful AI-powered search solutions that can solve complex problems and improve the customer experience by enabling information search across the spectrum from unstructured to structured data. Whether you need a turnkey solution for reasoning about enterprise data or the flexibility to tailor search to specific scenarios, Microsoft has you covered.

Azure Cognitive Search can be used in a variety of industries to improve efficiency and decision making. Some specific examples of how it can be used include:

  • Manufacturing: Cognitive search can be used to help manufacturers quickly find information about production processes, equipment and materials. It can be applied to structured data scenarios such as part catalogs as well as unstructured content such as equipment manuals, safety procedures and images.
  • Energy: Cognitive search can be used to quickly find information related to exploration, drilling and production. Geo-location search combined with traditional search input enables discovery experiences to get the most out of past and current geologic site investigations, and extensibility enables the incorporation of energy industry specific information.
  • Retail trade: Cognitive search can be used to develop a powerful product catalog search experience for retail websites and apps. Customizable placement options, scalability to handle peak load with low latency, and the ability for near-real-time updates for critical data such as inventory makes it a perfect fit for the scenario.
  • Financial services: Cognitive search can be used by financial institutions to quickly find data related to investments, market trends and regulatory compliance. Its sophisticated semantic ranking and question answering capabilities can enable users to answer business questions faster and more confidently.
  • Healthcare: Cognitive search can be used by healthcare organizations to improve patient care, streamline operations and make better-informed decisions by quickly finding and accessing relevant information within electronic medical record systems, providing real-time access to clinical guidelines and evidence-based best practices.

Almost all users know what to do when they see a search box. All SaaS applications that target audiences from consumer to enterprise can greatly benefit from a great search experience over their own data. Azure Cognitive Search can provide an out-of-the-box solution, including various multi-tenancy strategies, support for over 50 languages, and a global presence to ensure your solution is delivered in the right location for your customers.

If you’re a technical decision maker in one of these industries, or any other industry, and you’re interested in learning more about how Microsoft’s cognitive search solutions can help you unlock the full potential of your data, you can visit the Azure Cognitive Search website and the Microsoft Search website.

You can also download a free copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines to see how Microsoft is recognized in the space.


Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines, Stephen Emmott, Anthony Mullen, David Pidsley, Tim Nelms, December 12, 2022

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