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

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Making the paradigm shift to the NoSQL way

During the last decade or so, the most popular databases have been relational database management systems. Hence, there is a huge number of developers who know how to build an application that requires the persisting and querying of data by creating tables and relationships in relational databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server.

However, when we work with C# and .NET Core, we work with object-oriented programming. LINQ makes it possible to easily query objects by adding functional programming features to C#, but we need to add a complexity layer between our application and the relational databases: an Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) solution, such as Entity Framework or NHibernate.

We have entities ...

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