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Guide to NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB

By : Gaston C. Hillar, Daron Yöndem
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Guide to NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB

By: Gaston C. Hillar, Daron Yöndem

Overview of this book

Cosmos DB is a NoSQL database service included in Azure that is continuously adding new features and has quickly become one of the most innovative services found in Azure, targeting mission-critical applications at a global scale. This book starts off by showing you the main features of Cosmos DB, their supported NoSQL data models and the foundations of its scalable and distributed architecture. You will learn to work with the latest available tools that simplify your tasks with Cosmos DB and reduce development costs, such as the Data Explorer in the Azure portal, Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer, and the Cosmos DB Emulator. Next, move on to working with databases and document collections. We will use the tools to run schema agnostic queries against collections with the Cosmos DB SQL dialect and understand their results. Then, we will create a first version of an application that uses the latest .NET Core SDK to interact with Cosmos DB. Next, we will create a second version of the application that will take advantage of important features that the combination of C# and the .NET Core SDK provides, such as POCOs and LINQ queries. By the end of the book, you will be able to build an application that works with a Cosmos DB NoSQL document database with C#, the .NET Core SDK, LINQ, and JSON.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
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Configuring a Cosmos DB client

Now we will write the code for the main method of our console application that will retrieve the necessary values from the previously coded JSON configuration file to configure an instance of the Microsoft.Azure.Documents.Client.DocumentClient class, which will allow us to write additional code that will perform requests to the Azure Cosmos DB service. We will be writing methods that perform additional tasks later, and we will use many code snippets to understand each task. We will analyze many of the possible ways of performing tasks with the Cosmos DB SDK.

Replace the code of the Program.cs file with the following contents, which declare the necessary using statements, the first lines of the new Program class, and the Main static method. The code file for the sample is included in the learning_cosmos_db_04_01 folder in the dot_net_core_2_samples/SampleApp1/SampleApp1/Program.cs file:

namespace SampleApp1 
    using Microsoft.Azure.Documents; 
    using Microsoft...