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

Nikisha Reyes-Grange

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, flexibility, and performance of Azure Cosmos DB, while taking advantage of PostgreSQL’s ACID compliance, rich SQL querying capabilities, and wide range of community extensions. It also makes it faster and easier to develop cloud-native applications such as multi-tenant SaaS solutions using a single service that integrates seamlessly with other Azure managed services for apps, AI, and security. With Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL, Azure becomes the first cloud platform to offer support for both relational and NoSQL data in its own single database service.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announces Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL was announced at Microsoft Ignite by CEO Satya Nadella


See Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL in action

Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL is explored in detail in 📝 Partner Software Engineering Manager Ozgun Erdogan and Principal Group Program Manager Umur Cubukcu’s blog post. You can also see the service in action with live demos in a 📺 new Microsoft Mechanics episode featuring Principal Group Program Manager Charles Feddersen.

💻 Join us at Azure Cosmos DB: Liftoff to go even deeper into distributed PostgreSQL and how it can be used to build high-performance applications. This free, online event starts next week on October 18th, at 9am PT. 👉 Register now for Azure Cosmos DB: Liftoff.

Enhanced MongoDB support

Developers who build or modernize apps with Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB (formerly, “API for MongoDB”) can take advantage of new security and development flexibility enhancements. We’ve introduced role-based access controls, which bring enterprise-grade security and auditability to apps and databases of any size or scale. Plus, we’ve increased the maximum document size to 16MB which makes it easier to migrate and modernize existing MongoDB databases containing larger documents and get the scalability, HA, and elasticity benefits of Azure Cosmos DB.

📝 Read Sr. Program Manager Gahl Levy’s blog post to find out more

📺 Join Gahl and Principal Program Manager Mark Brown on a special edition of Azure Cosmos DB LIVE TV this Friday, October 14th at 10am PT/1pm ET


Industry-leading innovation

Customers have the best insights into the benefits of Azure Cosmos DB for mission-critical applications.  During Ignite, global ecommerce brand ASOS, market insight leader NielsenIQ, and end-of-life planning startup The Postage shared how their teams power cloud-native applications with Azure Cosmos DB.

NielsenIQ offers a revenue management optimization SaaS solution to consumer packaged goods (CPG) customers. The solution uses AI to find optimal pricing to maximize profit for manufacturers and retailers and is powered by distributed relational data in Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL.

ASOS has bet on Azure as their cloud platform of choice to power transformative digital customer experience innovations like real-time personalized product recommendations, powered by Azure Cosmos DB. Most recently, ASOS modernized their order processing solution to take advantage of the benefits of cloud-native development with Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions.

Digital-native startup The Postage offers solutions that provide an easy way for people to plan for end-of-life and organize their affairs. The solution was built entirely with Azure cloud technology, and uses Azure Cosmos DB for logging. The team has gained flexibility to find and fix errors, and robust data security. Being able to use enterprise-grade features in their solution has enabled The Postage to grow and ensure the trust of customers.

Join the Azure Cosmos DB team at Ignite

📅  Wednesday, October 12, 2022 

Corenote (TS01): Build agility, optimize your business, and create data-driven experiences with Microsoft Azure

11:05AM – 11:25AM (PT) │ 2:05PM – 2:25PM (ET)

Breakout session (BRK10): Innovate faster and achieve greater agility with the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

12:00PM – 12:30PM (PT) │ 3:00PM – 3:30PM (ET)

Ask the Experts (CATE10H): Innovate faster and achieve greater agility with the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

1:00PM – 1:30PM (PT) │ 4:00PM – 4:30PM (ET)

Expert Meet-up (WACEM03): Scale with Azure Cosmos DB

Wednesday, Oct. 12 │ 3:00PM – 4:30PM (PT) │ 6:00PM – 7:30PM (ET)


📅  Thursday, October 13, 2022 

Microsoft Ignite Into Focus (KEY09H): Be agile and data-driven with Azure

11:30AM – 12:00PM (PT) │ 2:30PM – 3:00PM (ET)

Technical Skilling Lab (WACSL104): Explore fundamentals of Azure Cosmos DB

12:00PM – 12:45PM (PT) │ 3:00PM – 3:45PM (ET)


Get started free with Azure Cosmos DB

  • Dev/test for free for 30 days with Try Azure Cosmos DB Free, a non-production environment that lets you try all the features and capabilities without a credit card.
  • Use Azure Cosmos DB Free Tier to get your first 1,000 RU/s throughput and 25 GB storage free each month in your Azure account.
  • New to Azure?  Create an Azure Free Account to get 400 RU/s throughput and 25 GB storage free each month for the first year.  You can also apply Free Tier to get even more benefit.


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