Azure Cosmos DB Blog

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

The Azure Cosmos DB Conf call for speakers is now open!

Azure Cosmos DB Conf is back for 2023 and the call for papers is now open!  Azure Cosmos DB Conf is a free virtual developer event happening on March 28th, 2023, organized by Microsoft with support from the greater Azure Cosmos DB community. This is the third year we’re holding the conference, with sessions delivered by both Microsoft ...

More IntelliJ support for Azure Cosmos DB!

In September we announced that the Azure ToolKit for IntelliJ plugin now includes support for Azure Cosmos DB. Check out that blog here. This month, we've added more features! IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) for Java, Kotlin, Groovy, and other JVM-based languages. The Azure plugin allows Java developers to ...

Are you up for the Azure Cosmos DB Cloud Skills Challenge!?

The Azure Cosmos DB Developer Cloud Skills Challenge is here! This is a chance to expand your knowledge of Azure Cosmos DB on the road to certification. The challenge helps developers start building cloud-native applications with a fully managed NoSQL database. Across about 20 hours of instruction, you’ll learn to build, scale, and ...

News: Postgres 15 available in Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL

Big news from the Postgres and Citus team here at Microsoft! Just 1 week after PostgreSQL 15 was released, PostgreSQL 15 GA is generally available in the portal for the Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL managed service—in all Azure regions. Whether you need to provision new clusters in Azure Cosmos DB for Postgres—or upgrade your existing ...

Open-source developers rejoice! 🙌 PostgreSQL support and MongoDB enhancements announced at Ignite 2022

Microsoft Ignite 2022 kicked off with great news for fans of Azure Cosmos DB and open-source databases. In this morning's keynote address, CEO Satya Nadella announced the introduction of Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL. This new, generally available feature offers support for native, open-source PostgreSQL. It gives developers the scalability, ...

Distributed PostgreSQL comes to Azure Cosmos DB

Today, we’re excited to announce Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL, a new Generally Available service to build cloud-native relational applications. This service brings developers the latest PostgreSQL features, allows you to start with a free trial, and scale out your database as your workload grows. With this announcement, Azure also ...

Azure Synapse Link support for Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API now in preview

Azure Cosmos DB's Gremlin API combines the power of graph database algorithms with highly scalable, managed infrastructure to provide a unique, flexible solution to most common data problems associated with lack of flexibility and relational approaches. For more information, click here. Use Cases The objective of this new capability is to ...

Join Us for Big News at Ignite 2022

  Microsoft Ignite 2022 is fast approaching, and this year’s event is bringing a host of innovations around developer productivity and cost-effectiveness. The lineup of announcements includes big news around Azure Cosmos DB support for popular open-source technologies. Additionally, we’ll share improvements to our MongoDB ...

Announcing Materialized Views for Azure Cosmos DB API for Cassandra Preview

Data modeling in the NoSQL world is driven by data access patterns. There are scenarios where it makes sense to duplicate data into multiple separate tables depending on the read/write pattern. This is even more important when you want to access the same information using different unique identifiers (not restricted to only the primary key...

Announcing General Availability of Azure Cosmos DB integrated cache

Reduce costs and latency for read-heavy workloads with Azure Cosmos DB integrated cache, an in-memory cache that’s now generally available. In addition to increasing speed and decreasing costs, adding an integrated cache simplifies your architecture and application complexity, allowing you to focus on building your business logic. The ...