Taking your first steps into Azure Cosmos DB

English Introductory Databases

Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model database service that allows us to develop applications that use document, key-value, columnar and graph data stores. With all the awesome features that comes with Cosmos DB, such as global-distribution, elastic scalability for storage and throughput and guaranteed low latency, it can be challenge to know how you should start and more importantly, not spend too much money too soon. In this session, I will introduce the basic building blocks that every developer and DBA should know when designing applications for Cosmos DB. These will cover: 1. How data modelling works in Cosmos DB. Modeling your data that's optimized for NoSQL is very different to traditional SQL Modelling. 2. How partitioning works in Cosmos DB and why it's so important to have a efficient partition design depending on your workload needs. 3. How Throughput works and how you can assess how much throughput you need to allocate depending on your needs. By the end of this session, you'll walk away with the essential knowledge that you need to build applications that use Cosmos DB as a database that can scale globally


Will Velida

Software Engineer at ASB Bank

I'm a Software Engineer at ASB Bank in New Zealand. I spend most of my time using .NET and Azure, but I also enjoy hacking on projects using a variety of technologies. Outside from work, I love to kayak and hike when I get the chance.

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