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

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Provisioning a Cosmos DB account that uses the SQL API

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
If you want to work with an already active Azure account, you have to take into account that you will spend credits and, based on your free ...

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