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Learning Azure DocumentDB by Riccardo Becker

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Chapter 7. Advanced Techniques

This chapter describes advanced techniques for the management of DocumentDB. We can use these techniques to optimize the way our documents are queried. When our application and data grows, we need to partition our data and spread it across multiple collections. When traffic increases, measuring performance is necessary to identify bottlenecks in our DocumentDB architecture.

In this chapter, we will:

  • Learn about indexes and how to use them effectively
  • Have a look at partitions and partitioning techniques
  • Measure performance
  • Learn about transactions
  • See how consistency levels can be set and how they affect DocumentDB

Introducing indexes

As we discussed before, DocumentDB is a schema-free database containing JSON documents. ...

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