Creating a Cosmos DB

You can create a Cosmos DB using the Azure portal, PowerShell, CLI, and ARM templates. In this demonstration, we are going to create a Cosmos DB server, database, and container from the Azure portal. Therefore, you have to take the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Azure portal by opening
  2. Click Create a resource, type Azure Cosmos DB in the search bar and create a new database server.
  3. Add the following values:
    • Subscription: Pick a subscription.
    • Resource group: Create a new one and call it PacktCosmosResourceGroup.
    • Account name: packtsqlapi.
    • API: Core (SQL).
    • Location: East US.
    • Geo-Redundancy: Disable.
    • Multi-region Writes: Disable.
    • Availability ZonesDisable.
  4. Click Review + create and then ...

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