Azure Cosmos DB Blog

The latest news, updates and technical insights from the Azure Cosmos DB team

Exploring the Free Try Azure Cosmos DB Experience

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, data is at the heart of everything we do. From e-commerce and healthcare to gaming and finance, businesses across all industries are relying on data to drive innovation, make informed decisions, and deliver exceptional user experiences. To harness the full potential of your data, you need a ...

Driving real-time analytics with Azure Cosmos DB and Fivetran

Organizations face the challenge of efficiently extracting, transforming, and loading (ETL) data from various sources to leverage the power of real-time analytics and drive impactful business decisions. Azure Cosmos DB, a fully managed and serverless distributed database supporting NoSQL and relational workloads, is a valuable source for ...

Announcing JavaScript SDK v4 for Azure Cosmos DB 

We are excited to announce the public preview of JavaScript SDK for Azure Cosmos DB version 4. The Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript SDK helps developers build Azure Cosmos DB applications with the NoSQL API and perform various operations more efficiently. The preview of version 4 is now available for download or to provide feedback on GitHub. The ...

Configure customer-managed keys for your existing Azure Cosmos DB accounts!

Encryption options for data at rest on Azure Cosmos DB that is available today. Azure Cosmos DB strives to provide the best-in-class security features. Encryption of data at rest is one such important security feature. Encryption of data at rest using Microsoft's service-managed keys is enabled by default. In addition to this default ...

Azure Cosmos DB design patterns – Part 1: Attribute array

Over the years, customers have asked us for help in designing applications around specific scenarios they were trying to achieve. In some cases, these centered around implementing certain patterns using a JSON-based NoSQL database. Some of these patterns are very common in the NoSQL world, but not well understood by those new to NoSQL ...

4 Design Patterns to Deal with Large Item Sizes in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL

Introduction  A recommended best practice in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL is to avoid overly large item sizes. An Azure Cosmos DB item can represent either a document in a container, a row in a table, or a node or edge in a graph, depending on which API you use. Though the maximum size of an item allowed in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL is 2 MB, it...

Introducing Intra-Account Collection Copy in Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB

Azure Cosmos DB, Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database service, has always been at the forefront of empowering developers with innovative features and functionalities. In its pursuit of providing a seamless and efficient experience, Azure Cosmos DB recently announced the public preview of "Intra-Account Collection Copy" for ...

Introducing Text Indexes in Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore

In the realm of modern databases, efficient querying of text-based data is pivotal to deliver smooth user experiences and provide valuable insights from textual content. To address this need, Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore now offers text indexing. In this blog, we'll delve into the ins and outs of text indexes in Azure Cosmos DB for ...

What are developers building with Azure Cosmos DB?

Developers are building top-notch, modern applications with Azure Cosmos DB, using incredible performance at any scale to power different use cases across industries. Rather than just saying it, we thought we’d show you a breakdown of how customers are using Azure Cosmos DB based on customer usage trends. Looking at the data, we found ...