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What is Azure Cosmos DB?

What is Azure Cosmos DB?

Definition: Azure Cosmos DB is a very fast, globally distributed, multi-model, and fully managed No-SQL database.

Who needs Azure Cosmos DB?

Any application, either mobile, web, game application, or any other application, which is having a large number of data, massive read/write operations and having a database at multiple locations across the globe, can definitely go for Cosmos DB.

Cosmos DB Features:

  • Cosmos DB is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering
  • 99.99% Uptime backed by SLA.
  • Single-digit milliseconds response time.
  • Automatic and instant scalability.
  • Even if the scaling is automatic, you only pay for what you use.
  • Open-source APIs for MongoDB and Cassandra.
  • Fast Reads and Writes to Cosmos DB anywhere in the world.
  • It also supports multi-region writes with Turnkey data replication.
  • You can get the analytics data using no-ETL analytics using Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB.
  • Cosmos DB is automatically managed. You don’t need to worry about Updates and patching.
  • Because of its schema-less service, no matter what data model you create, it will index all the data.
  • It distributes the data to other regions with automatic data replication. Traditional DBs are difficult to set up for multiple regions because they were not created from starting for the cloud platforms.
  • Just one click and your new region is added for Cosmos DB, it is that simple.
  • Cosmos DB provides continuous integration between all the region-DBs to make sure they are in sync.
  • Azure Cosmos DB is deeply integrated with some of the key services used in Azure.
    • IoT HUB
    • AKS (Azure Kubernetes Services)
    • Azure Functions
    • App Services and more…

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