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Learning Azure DocumentDB by Riccardo Becker

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Preface

In August 2014, Microsoft announced the preview of their DocumentDB service offering. DocumentDB is a NoSQL database that meets the requirements of today's applications that evolve at a higher pace, including modifications to the data model. DocumentDB covers all this by offering a schema-free document database that offers flexibility, scalability, automated indexing, and a mature range of querying possibilities. Recently, Microsoft announced support for geospatial indexing and querying, opening a whole new range of possibilities.

Setting an example, Microsoft utilizes DocumentDB in its renewed http://www.msn.com, servicing 450 million unique monthly visitors. 25 percent of these visitors have their own personalized data and this data is ...

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