Introduction to NoSQL in Cosmos DB

In this chapter, we will start our journey toward developing applications that work with a globally distributed, massively scalable, and multi-model database service provided by Microsoft: Azure Cosmos DB. We will focus on a high-level technical overview of this innovative database service.

Modern applications that take advantage of Azure and other cloud platforms usually require working with massive amounts of data that might be organized in different ways. In addition, these applications require elastic scale out of storage and throughput. We might start with a few gigabytes, but we can end up with many petabytes in months. Our application can start working with most clients in California, but it might ...

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