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Today we are extending Try Cosmos DB for 30 days free! Try Cosmos DB allows anyone to play with Azure Cosmos DB, with no Azure sign-up required and at no charge, for 30 days with ability to renew unlimited times. As many of you know, Azure Cosmos DB is the first globally distributed, massively scalable, multi-model database service. The service is designed to allow customers to elastically and horizontally scale both throughput and storage across any number of geographical regions. It also offers greater than 10 ms latencies at the 99th percentile, 99.999 percent high availability, and five well defined consistency models to developers to make precise tradeoffs between performance, availability, and consistency of data. Azure Cosmos DB is also the first globally distributed database service in the market today to offer comprehensive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for throughput, latency, availability, and consistency.
With Try Cosmos DB we want to make it easy for developers to evaluate, build, and test their app, do a hands-on-lab, a tutorial, and create a demo or perform unit testing without incurring any costs or making any commitment. Our goal is to enable any developer to easily experience Azure Cosmos DB and what it has to offer, become more comfortable with our database service, and build the expertise with our stack at zero cost. With Try Cosmos DB for free, you can go from nothing to a fully running planet-scale Azure Cosmos DB app in less than a minute.
Try Azure Cosmos DB now
Try it out for yourself, it takes less than a minute. Or watch this quick video.
- Go to Try Azure Cosmos DB for free page.
- Pick the API/data model of your choice among SQL (default), MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, Azure Table or Gremlin (Graph) API, and click Create. Note, you will need to login using a Microsoft Account (a.k.a. Live ID).
In seconds, you will have your newly created free Azure Cosmos DB account with an invite to open it in the Azure portal and try out our Quick Starts.
Click Open in Azure Portal, which will navigate the browser to the newly created free Azure Cosmos DB account with Quick Starts page open.
Follow the Quick Starts to get a running app connected to Azure Cosmos DB in under 30 seconds or proceed exploring the service on your own.
When in the portal, you will be reminded how long you have before your account expires. The trial period is 30 days, but you can extend it for another 24 hours, or click on the link to sign up for a free trial when you are new to Azure or create a new Azure Cosmos DB account if you already have a subscription.
With Try Azure Cosmos DB for free, you can create a container (a collection of documents, a table, or a graph) and globally-distribute it to up to 3 regions, and use any of the capabilities Azure Cosmos DB provides for 30 days. Once the trial expires, you can always come back and create it all over again.
Play with Azure Cosmos DB and let us know what you think
Azure Cosmos DB is the database of the future! It is what we believe is the next big thing in the world of massively scalable databases! It makes your data available close to where your users are worldwide. It is a globally distributed, multi-model database service for building planet scale apps with ease using the API and data model of your choice. You never know it until you try!
If you need any help or have questions or feedback, please reach out to us on the developer forums on Stack Overflow. Stay up-to-date on the latest Azure Cosmos DB news and features by following us on Twitter #CosmosDB, @AzureCosmosDB.