In Chapter 1, Introduction to NoSQL in Cosmos DB, we learned about the different elements of the Cosmos DB resource model. Now we will use the web-based Azure portal to provision a Cosmos DB account with the SQL API. Then, we will create a document database, generate a collection for this database, and populate the collection with many JSON documents.
In order to follow the next steps, you have the following three options:
- Work with an already active Azure account
- Sign up for a new Azure account
- Use the limited-time try Cosmos DB for free feature