Azure Cosmos DB Blog

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

Enabling real-time dashboards: Power BI DirectQuery mode and Dataflows support in Azure Cosmos DB

The Azure Cosmos DB V2 Connector for Power BI, with support for querying the Azure Cosmos DB transactional store in both DirectQuery and Import modes, is now in preview. The new V2 connector also supports Azure Cosmos DB as a data source in Power BI dataflows. It’s available now on Power BI components including Desktop, Power BI service, ...

Save the Date for Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2023!

(image)   Overview  Save the date and get ready for Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2023! 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. During the event, you'll learn about the latest innovations in Azure Cosmos DB, a ...

Performance Improvements in Azure Cosmos DB Kafka Connector

Overview Azure Cosmos DB Kafka connector had been updated recently and several new features were delivered as part of the v1.6.0 release based on the feedback and requirements of several customers implementing it as part of their application modernization journey. In this blog post – I will share details about those improvements and ...

Azure Cosmos DB & Power BI Incremental Refresh

Abstract Data Collection has become a daunting task with the ever-growing amount of data.  The growth of data makes reporting tasks an operational challenge due to the processing time requirements imposed by technical limitations in many business intelligence tools. The paper outlines the incremental refresh capability of Microsoft’s Power...

NoSQL vs. relational: Which database should you use for your app?

Microsoft recently announced the introduction of Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL, a distributed relational database, making Azure the first cloud platform to offer support for both relational and NoSQL (non-relational) data in a single database service. This means Azure Cosmos DB developers now have ultimate flexibility when building cloud-...

Building and deploying Java apps with Spring Cloud and Azure Cosmos DB

On a recent episode of Azure Cosmos DB Live TV, I discussed building Java apps with Azure Cosmos DB and Spring Cloud. The focus of the discussion was how to use Spring Cloud Azure, an open-source project that provides seamless Spring integration with Azure services and gives developers a Spring-idiomatic way to connect and consume Azure ...

Azure Cosmos DB API for NoSQL – The Java Ecosystem

The largest external customers of Azure Cosmos DB API for NoSQL, running some of the biggest and most mission critical workloads in Azure, are primarily Java users! In this blog we'll give you a quick run-down of all our supported Java-based client libraries, including our battle-tested core Java SDK, its key supported features, and where ...

Under the hood of the new Azure Functions extension for Azure Cosmos DB

The Azure Cosmos DB Azure Functions extension version 4 is now GA, and it packs a load of improvements and new features. The goal of this post is to go deep into the technical details about the extension changes and guide you to take advantage of them. Source code As a starting point, everything I'll be talking about in the article is ...