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José Rolando Guay PazMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB Revealedhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3351-1_1

1. Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB

José Rolando Guay Paz1 
Beach Park, Illinois, USA

The database space has been greatly dominated by relational database management systems (or RDBMSs) such as Microsoft® SQL Server or Oracle. This dominance was made possible in part by the wide range of solutions that can be built on top of those systems but also because of the powerful products that are available. There is, however, a different approach to data management, commonly known as NoSQL. The term NoSQL stands for “non SQL” or “not only SQL” since SQL (Structured Query Language) is almost exclusively tied to relational systems. ...

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