Save the Date for Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2023!

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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 fully managed and serverless distributed database supporting both NoSQL and relational data. Our expert speakers will share their knowledge and experience, providing insights into best practices for building cloud-native applications that scale to meet the demands of modern business. 

Whether you’re a developer, architect, database administrator, or business decision maker you’ll find valuable resources and learnings at Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2023! Below are some featured sessions you can expect at this year’s event.  

March 28th 2023 | 8AM – 11AM PT 

Sessions Overview


Developer Focused 

  • Flexible, integrated, and cost effective. The revolutionary Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB 
    • Hosted by Senior Program Manager, Gahl Levy 
    • Description: Get ready to discover the latest and greatest features of Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB! This session is your opportunity to dive deep into the cutting-edge updates that will take your MongoDB experience to the next level. Whether you’re a seasoned Azure Cosmos DB pro or just getting started, you’ll learn best practices that will boost your productivity and help you get the most out of your database. 
  • Tame Your Data Monsters: Spring Boot + Azure Cosmos DB for Planetary Scale Database Bliss 
    • Hosted by Principal Cloud Advocate, Mark Heckler 
    • Description: Get ready to unlock the full potential of your databases with an exciting new combination of technologies! In this session, you’ll discover how to leverage the power of Spring Boot with Azure Cosmos DB to take your database scaling to new heights. With Spring Boot and Azure Cosmos DB working together, you’ll be able to seamlessly handle even the largest of data sets without breaking a sweat. And the best part? You’ll be able to do it all without sacrificing performance or flexibility. 
  • Avoiding common pitfalls in Writing queries for the API for NoSQL 
    • Hosted By: Senior Program Manager Justine Cocchi 
    • Description: Level up your query writing skills with this exciting session on Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL! In this session, you’ll learn all about the common pitfalls to avoid when crafting queries for your NoSQL database, giving you the tools, you need to write more efficient, effective queries. With expert guidance, you’ll discover how to avoid common mistakes that can slow down your queries or even cause them to fail altogether. You’ll also explore best practices for optimizing your queries to achieve lightning-fast performance, so you can spend less time waiting and more time achieving your goals. 


Costs Savings 

  • Top 5 Ways to Save Money with Azure Cosmos DB 
    • Hosted By: Senior Specialist, Emmanuel Deletang 
    • Description: Learn how to optimize your Azure Cosmos DB configuration to minimize costs while still achieving high performance. We will also dive into different pricing models and features available in Azure Cosmos DB that can help you save money!    
  • Custom Autoscaler for Using Azure Cosmos DB In a Cost-Effective Manner 
    • Hosted By: Software Developer, Aditya Bhalla 
    • Description: Build your very own autoscaler to optimize your use of Azure Cosmos DB in a cost-effective manner. We will start by exploring the different scaling options available in Azure Cosmos DB and their associated costs, before diving into how to build a custom autoscaling solution tailored to your specific workload requirements. Through this session, you will learn how to use various Azure technologies to automate and optimize your Azure Cosmos DB usage while minimizing costs. 


Build & Deploy at Scale  

  • Build Scalable Financial Applications with Azure Cosmos DB – Asset Management/Trading use-Case 
    • Hosted By: Senior Tech Specialist, Sergiy Smyrnov 
    • Description: Explore the development of cloud-native financial applications at scale using Azure Cosmos DB, with a specific focus on asset management/trading use-case. The session will feature real-world examples that demonstrate the power of Azure Cosmos DB in building financial applications that can handle large volumes of data with high throughput and low latency.   
  • Building Large-Scale Multi-Tenant SaaS Systems with Azure Cosmos DB 
    • Hosted By: Technical Fellow, Ian Griffiths 
    • Description: Learn to build and manage cloud-native applications at scale using Azure Cosmos DB. The session covers a range of topics, including database design, data modeling, and data partitioning, as well as techniques for managing performance and scalability in a multi-tenant environment. It also provides practical examples and best practices for building and deploying cloud-native apps that can handle high volumes of data and traffic. 



  • Migrating from Oracle to Azure Cosmos DB on Azure: Optimizing infrastructure and increasing migration speed 
    • Hosted By: Architecutre Group Manager, Yan Borowski Machado 
    • Description: Learn about migrating from Oracle to Azure Cosmos DB in a seamless and efficient way! The session covers strategies for optimizing infrastructure and increasing migration speed, as well as best practices for ensuring data consistency and minimizing downtime during the migration process. Attendees will learn how to take advantage of the features and benefits of Azure Cosmos DB to maximize performance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • An Introduction to the new Data Migration Tool for Azure Cosmos DB 
    • Hosted By: Software Engineer, John Bowen 
    • Description: Introduction to the new data migration tool for Azure Cosmos DB! Attendees will learn about the tool’s features, including the ability to migrate data from a variety of sources and the option to customize migration settings for specific scenarios. The session will also cover best practices for using the tool to ensure a smooth and successful data migration. 


About Azure Cosmos DB 

Azure Cosmos DB is a fast and scalable distributed NoSQL database, built for modern application development. Get guaranteed single-digit millisecond response times and 99.999-percent availability, backed by SLAs, automatic and instant scalability, and support for open-source PostgreSQL, MongoDB and Apache Cassandra. Enjoy fast writes and reads anywhere in the world with turnkey data replication and multi-region writes. 

To easily build your first database, watch our Get Started videos on YouTube and explore ways to dev/test free. 


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