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Learning Azure DocumentDB by Riccardo Becker

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with DocumentDB

Until recently, the most common answer to the question "Where do I store my application information?" was in a relational database, obviously. The answer to this simple yet meaningful question is not so straightforward anymore.

NoSQL databases are becoming more and more popular and DocumentDB is one of them. In August 2014, Scott Guthrie officially announced the first preview version of DocumentDB. DocumentDB is a NoSQL database service offered by Microsoft. It is delivered as a managed service on Azure. This means that we no longer have to manage any infrastructure; we can just take it from the tap and pay per use. DocumentDB is a schema-free store, which means that we can store any kind of JSON document ...

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