Cosmos DB

The Database World of Azure

Do you want to learn how databases in Azure are more than SQL Server? In a recent webinar, Steve Hughes, reviews Azure’s database offerings. If you go to the Microsoft Azure site and open the database bucket, you’ll see quite a few database offerings from Microsoft. This webinar will look at use cases and costs around these, as well as related functionality.

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Should You Use Cosmos DB?

Should You Use Cosmos DB_ (1)As data volumes continue to grow and we’re storing more data and more kinds of data, people are asking questions about how best to store all that data. One question we hear is, how do I know if I need Cosmos DB or a NoSQL solution?

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Cosmos DB: Request Units


In this post about Cosmos DB, I’d like to dive into what Requests Units are and what it means to work with them in Cosmos. A Request Unit, like all other units inside of Azure, compile things like CPU, memory and IOPS, so you have a unified pattern with which to work.

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Cosmos DB: Consistency Levels


To continue with my topic of Cosmos DB this week, today I’ll discuss the data consistency models that are supported within the context of Cosmos DB. If you don’t already know, data consistency is the ability of the data to be read once it has been written. When choosing a consistency model, you want to take into consideration consistency, availability and latency.

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Cosmos DB – Multi Model Database


Today I’d like to walk through the multi model database portion of Cosmos DB and explain what multi model means to you. Multi model database service means that your data can be stored a number of different ways. Currently, Cosmos DB stores 4 different types of data and it allows you to integrate with an API and build out a user experience around these database storage types.

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What is Azure Cosmos DB?

PRAG_Banner_AzureEveryday_600x250-1.pngAre you familiar with Azure Cosmos DB? Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database. With the click of a button, it allows you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure’s geographic regions, so you can put the data where your customers are.  

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