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6. Working with a Globally Distributed Database

José Rolando Guay Paz1 
(1)
Beach Park, Illinois, USA
 

Azure Cosmos DB is not only capable, but it’s built from the ground up to be globally distributed. When the database is distributed across different regions, applications can be configured to take advantage of this, making them faster, scalable, and more resilient against data availability problems.

Configuring Global Distribution

One of the biggest advantages of global distribution is that the configuration happens in Azure and not the application itself. This greatly simplifies what the application needs to do to scale and ...

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