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Guide to NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB by Daron Yondem, Gaston C. Hillar

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Diving deep into the Cosmos DB resource model

First, we must understand the Cosmos DB resource model, which is used by all supported NoSQL data models and some APIs. When we provision a new Cosmos DB account, we will be provided with a URI and an endpoint that represents the account and allows clients to establish a connection. At the time we provision the account, we must select the API that we want to use, and this selection will determine the type of NoSQL database that we will be creating, among other things, which we will learn about later. The following list shows the available APIs with the names used in the Azure portal and the type of NoSQL database that each of them will end up creating:

  • SQL: Document
  • MongoDB: Document
  • Cassandra ...

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