Azure Cosmos DB Blog

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

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!

(image) 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 ...

Azure Cosmos DB design patterns – Part 1: Attribute array

(image) 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 ...

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 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 ...

Announcing Vercel and Azure Cosmos DB Integration

We are excited to announce the public preview of the Vercel and Azure Cosmos DB integration. This new integration improves productivity as developers can now easily create Vercel applications with an Azure Cosmos DB database already configured. With this integration, developers can transform their creative ideas into reality in real-time...

Deep dive: New elasticity features for better cost and performance

Over the years, we’ve heard feedback from many you that you’d like more flexibility in how Azure Cosmos DB handles scaling and partitioning. Based on your feedback, we are excited to announce the general availability of three key features - burst capacity, hierarchical partition keys, and serverless container storage of 1 TB – to help ...

Unlocking the power of Time-Travel in Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Synapse Link now offers time-travel capabilities for Azure Cosmos DB data supporting NoSQL and MongoDB APIs. This exciting feature, currently available in public preview through Azure Synapse Spark, enables you to access Azure Cosmos DB data in the analytical store, precisely as it appeared at specific points in time in history (down to ...