Azure Cosmos DB Blog

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

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...

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 ...

Benchmarking Data Migration from Cassandra to Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API

About the authors:  Akash & Alp We are working with many customers who for a variety of reasons such as not having to deal with patching the O/S, upgrades, scalability, etc. are looking to move their Cassandra IaaS workloads to Azure and one of the destinations is Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API. We wanted to explore and dive deeper into...

Now in private preview: Cluster Key Index support for Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API

Join the private preview for cluster key index in Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API. To enable on your account contact the Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API team at previewcassandraapi@microsoft.com Benefits of indexes on clustering keys  Cluster Key Index use cases  We will be creating a table, inserting sample data and running ...