Today, we are happy to announce general availability for JSON parsing with Azure Search's Blob Storage indexer.
Azure Search has long supported indexers for a variety of data sources on Azure: Document DB, Azure SQL Database, Tables, and Blobs. Indexers allow for Azure Search to automatically pull data (along with changes and deletions) into an Azure Search index without writing any code. The Blob indexer in particular is interesting because it is able to crack open and index a multitude of file types: Office documents, PDFs, HTML files, and more.
With today’s announcement, we are releasing the ability for the Blob Storage indexer to parse JSON content stored in blobs. This capability is not currently configurable in the Azure Portal. Note that support for parsing multiple documents from JSON arrays remains in preview.