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Learning Azure Cosmos DB

By : Shahid Shaikh
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Learning Azure Cosmos DB

By: Shahid Shaikh

Overview of this book

<p>Microsoft has introduced a new globally distributed database, called Azure Cosmos DB. It is a superset of Microsoft's existing NoSQL Document DB service. Azure Cosmos DB enables you to scale throughput and storage elastically and independently across any number of Azure's geographic regions.</p> <p>This book is a must-have for anyone who wants to get introduced to the world of Cosmos DB. This book will focus on building globally-distributed applications without the hassle of complex, multiple datacenter configurations. This book will shed light on how Cosmos DB offers multimodal NoSQL database capabilities in the cloud at a scale that is one product with different database engines, such as key-value, document, graph, and wide column store. We will cover detailed practical examples on how to create a CRUD application using Cosmos DB with a frontend framework of your choice. This book will empower developers to choose their favorite database engines to perform integration, along with other systems that utilize the most popular languages, such as Node.js. This book will take you through the tips and trick, of Cosmos DB deployment, management, and the security offered by Azure Cosmos DB in order to detect, prevent, and respond to database breaches.</p> <p>By the end of this book, you will not only be aware of the best capabilities of relational and non-relational databases, but you will also be able to build scalable, globally distributed,<br />and highly responsive applications.</p>
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Chapter 1. Introducing Microsoft Azure Cloud and Cosmos DB

The public cloud provides services such as virtual private servers and databases hosted as a service to the general public on a subscription basis. Some platforms, such as Amazon, charge an hourly subscription or offer pay-as-you use (Lambda) services, while others charge a fixed amount for a month, such as DigitalOcean, and so on. The Windows Azure public cloud platform is one of the important pillars of Microsoft's Cloud OS vision that is transforming the traditional data center environment, helping businesses unlock insights in data stored anywhere, enabling the development of a wide range of modern business applications, and empowering IT to support users who work anywhere on any device while being able to manage these devices in a secure and consistent way.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following points related to Microsoft Azure Cloud and Cosmos DB:

  • Azure features
  • Azure as a service, platform, and infrastructure (SPI)
  • Azure components
  • Getting started with Azure
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Cosmos DB features
  • Azure Cosmos DB use cases

Let's get started by explaining the topics one by one.