Tag: DocumentDB

Top 13 Cosmos DB Features Coming Soon as of March 2019 5
Big Datadatabase

Top 13 Cosmos DB Features Coming Soon as of March 2019

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure DocumentDB, ahem… I mean Azure Cosmos DB is the globally distributed, highly available, NoSQL, database-as-a-service offering from Microsoft. The service boasts lots of really great features including API support and compatibility for MongoDB, Cassandra, Gremlin, Azure Tables, and DocumentDB (SQL) APIs, as well as a long list of really great features.

There can be limited transparency into what features the different Microsoft product teams are working on at times. This is especially true for features that may still be under evaluation whether they’ll be released, or a feature that’s still confidential for strategically competitive reasons. Among all this varying secrecy, Microsoft does have a UserVoice site where customers and users of the products can suggest and vote for features that may eventually make it into the products.

Azure Cosmos DB is one such project that has one of these UserVoice sites (along with MANY other Azure products!) This article lists out the top feature suggestions that the Azure Cosmos DB team is publicly stating they are working on, and hopefully will be available soon.

Now let’s get to the list! Each item also shows the number of votes that feature request has received.

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CosmosDB: The New DocumentDB NoSQL Database in Microsoft Azure 6
databaseportal

CosmosDB: The New DocumentDB NoSQL Database in Microsoft Azure

CosmosDB: The New DocumentDB NoSQL Database in Microsoft Azure 7DocumentDB has been around for awhile now in Microsoft Azure. It’s a Document based, NoSQL database in the cloud. There’s been tons of advancements to the service over time, including MongoDB API support so you can use it in place of MongoDB for existing code bases. It’s always been called “DocumentDB” since initial release of the service, but for a time it was labeled as “NoSQL (DocumentDB)” in the Azure Portal. It seems there was some indication that Microsoft wasn’t happy with the name they first chose.

CosmosDB: The New DocumentDB NoSQL Database in Microsoft Azure 8

Today, we wake up in the morning to updates that have been made to the Azure Portal where DocumentDB is no longer there. Well, it actually is there, but has undergone renaming / rebranding. From this day forward, DocumentDB will no longer be called DocumentDB. Instead we will call this NoSQL, Document based database service….. Azure Cosmos DB.

From this day forward, DocumentDB will no longer be called DocumentDB. Instead we will call this NoSQL, Document based database service….. Azure Cosmos DB.

This naming change to CosmosDB isn’t the only thing released. There’s the all new “Data Explorer” UI in the Azure Portal that makes it a bit easier to use DocumentDB… ahem… CosmosDB too!

CosmosDB: The New DocumentDB NoSQL Database in Microsoft Azure 9

In the sessions and documentation that will come out of Microsoft and from the Microsoft Build 2017 conference which starts today, I’m sure we’ll hear all about these changes coming to our favorite NoSQL, Document store in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

For now, here are some link to additional artifacts I’ve found that show evidence that Microsoft is in fact renaming DocumentDB to CosmosDB:

Here’s the description in the Azure Portal when you search for “CosmosDB” in the Azure Marketplace:

CosmosDB: The New DocumentDB NoSQL Database in Microsoft Azure 10Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed, globally-distributed, horizontally scalable in storage and throughput, multi-model database service backed up by comprehensive SLAs. Azure Cosmos DB is the next generation of Azure DocumentDB. Cosmos DB was built from the ground up with global distribution and horizontal scale at its core – it offers turn-key global distribution across any number of Azure regions by transparently scaling and replicating your data wherever your users are. You can elastically scale throughput and storage worldwide and pay only for the throughput and storage you need. Cosmos DB guarantees single-digit millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile anywhere in the world, offers multiple well-defined consistency models to fine-tune for performance and guaranteed high availability with multi-homing capabilities – all backed by industry leading service level agreements (SLAs).

Cosmos DB is truly schema-agnostic – it automatically indexes all the data without requiring you to deal with schema and index management. Cosmos DB is multi-model – it natively supports document, key-value, graph and columnar data models. With Cosmos DB, you can access your data using NoSQL APIs of your choice — DocumentDB SQL (document), MongoDB (document), Azure Table Storage (key-value), and Gremlin (graph), are all natively supported. Cosmos DB is a fully managed, enterprise ready and trustworthy service. All your data is fully and transparently encrypted and secure by default. Cosmos DB is ISO, FedRAMP, EU, HIPAA, and PCI compliant as well.

Happy discovering new features!!

MkeAzure Slides: Getting Started with IoT using Azure, Windows IoT and Raspberry Pi 12
Internet of Things

MkeAzure Slides: Getting Started with IoT using Azure, Windows IoT and Raspberry Pi

On Aug 17, 2016 I gave a “Getting Started with IoT” talk at the Milwaukee Azure group. In my talk I covered the basics of IoT Messaging Architecture and Azure IoT Suite (specifically IoT Hub and Stream Analytics), along with other Azure services such as Service Bus Queus, DocumentDB, and Azure Functions. No, IoT solution is complete with out an actual hardware device, so I showed what’s necessary to get started with Windows IoT development on a Raspberry Pi 2/3 along with an Adafruit BME280 Temp/Humidity/Pressure sensor and an LED wired up to the device. Read More

DocumentDB moving to Regional Pricing Meters on Feb. 1 13
Architecture

DocumentDB moving to Regional Pricing Meters on Feb. 1

On February 1st, 2016, Microsoft Azure DocumentDB bill be transitioning away from a Global Pricing Meter to be on Regional Pricing Meters instead. With Global Pricing charges are based on the country or region associated with the Azure Subscription. After the change to Regional Pricing Meters, charges will be based on the Azure Region in which your data resides. This change may possibly result in a price increase in your DocumentDB usage on your monthly bill.

Azure DocumentDB is a NoSQL document database that uses the JSON data format for storing and querying documents. Being a feature of Microsoft Azure, DocumentDB offers a nice NoSQL database using JSON documents that includes all of the benefits of Microsoft Azure and the cloud.

For more Azure DocumentDB billing information, please see the official DocumentDB Pricing page.

What is DocumentDB? 14
Storage

What is DocumentDB?

AzureDocumentDBLogoBlackAzure DocumentDB is a NoSQL document database that uses the JSON data format for storing and querying documents. Being a feature of Microsoft Azure, DocumentDB offers a nice NoSQL database using JSON documents that includes all of the benefits of Microsoft Azure and the cloud.

Here’s a list of some of the key features DocumentDB offers:

  • PaaS and Scalability
  • Schema-free JSON documents
  • SQL language queries

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