Build or modernise scalable, high-performance apps
Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed NoSQL database service for modern app development with guaranteed single-digit millisecond response times and 99.999-per cent availability, backed by SLAs, automatic and instant scalability, and open-source APIs for MongoDB and Cassandra. Enjoy fast writes and reads anywhere in the world with turnkey multi-master global distribution.
Guaranteed speed at any scale – even through bursts – with instant limitless elasticity, fast reads and multi-master writes anywhere in the world
Fast, flexible app development with SDKs for popular languages, APIs for SQL, MongoDB, Cassandra and more, and no-ETL analytics
Ready for mission-critical applications with guaranteed business continuity, 99.999-per cent availability and enterprise-level security
Fully managed and cost-effective serverless database with instant, automatic scaling that responds to application needs
Run your most critical workloads in any Azure region in the world with SLA-backed speed, availability, throughput and consistency. Ensure business continuity with turnkey multi-master replication and enterprise-grade security and compliance, including end-to-end encryption and access control. Azure Cosmos DB is trusted by leading enterprises globally including Coca-Cola, Symantec and Citrix.
No-ETL analytics over real-time operational data
Run near-real time analytics and AI on the operational data within your database to reduce time to insight. Azure Cosmos DB seamlessly integrates with Azure Synapse Analytics without data movement or diminishing the performance of your operational store.
Real-time IoT device telemetry
Scale instantly and elastically to accommodate diverse and unpredictable IoT workloads without sacrificing ingestion or query performance. Stream vehicle telemetry for smart fleet solutions, stream and analyse data with Change Feed for real-time insights, or archive data for data warehouse analytics. ExxonMobil, Johnson Controls and Olympus are among the market leaders who rely on Azure Cosmos DB to power IoT solutions.
Real-time retail services
Deliver high-performance digital customer experiences with a real-time shopping cart, product recommendations, dynamic pricing, inventory updates and more. Used by leading retailers, including Jet.com and ASOS, Azure Cosmos DB enables fast and global personalisation across high volumes of product data, analysed in milliseconds, while low-latency database response times ensure superior app performance anywhere in the world.
Develop apps with Azure Cosmos DB solution architectures
Design and implement breakthrough IoT, e-commerce, gaming and serverless applications with data distribution across any number of Azure regions.
Industry leaders innovating with Azure Cosmos DB
American Cancer Society moves to low-cost consumption-based data with Azure Cosmos DB
– Ben Kaplan, Senior Director of Digital Products
"Results… have been simply phenomenal. The first year we did 86 percent more revenue year over year. Last year we did over 55 percent more revenue."
XTO Energy diagnoses manufacturing problems in real time with Azure Cosmos DB
– Anish Patel, Permian Technology Integration Manager
"With Microsoft, Azure, and IoT technologies, XTO Energy is an innovation leader in the oil and gas industry."
Jet.com built an innovative and scalable real-time pricing engine with Azure Cosmos DB
– Scott Havens, Director of Software Engineering
"When we were building Jet's next-generation event sourcing platform, Azure Cosmos DB offered the low latency, high throughput, global availability, and rich feature set critical to our success."
ASOS delivers global personalised shopping recommendations with Azure Cosmos DB
– Bob Strudwick, Chief Technology Officer
"We chose Azure Cosmos DB because of its global distribution and ability to handle heavy seasonal bursts like Black Friday…. We can distribute our data models to be near the microservices they're serving—wherever that is in the world."
Symantec saves 40% on database costs by migrating to Azure Cosmos DB
– Mike Shavell, Technical Director/Architect, Symantec
"Our customers trust us to protect them throughout their ecosystem. So we needed a partner that we could trust to deliver a highly reliable service with ultra-low worldwide latency, at a reasonable cost."
Pricing that gives you flexibility and control
Manage resources and costs with virtually unlimited throughput and storage, and elastic scalability across all selected regions.
Designed for developers, with support for a wide range of APIs
SQL (Core) API
Deliver Cassandra as a service using the capabilities of Azure Cosmos DB. Use Cassandra SDKs and tools, including existing drivers, to build applications at near-infinite, global scale with SLA-backed capabilities of the Azure Cosmos DB platform.
Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB
Use Azure Cosmos DB as a fully managed database service for your MongoDB app, with few code changes and native API support for MongoDB data, giving your app the benefits of a cloud-native platform.
Why Azure for security?
- Microsoft invests over USD 1 billion annually on cyber security research and development.
- We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are completely focused on securing your data and privacy.
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Everything you need to get started
Azure Cosmos DB updates, blogs and announcements
Wildcard indexes in Azure Cosmos DB's API for MongoDB
Case-insensitive string functions with Azure Cosmos DB now available
Azure Cosmos DB transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 enforcement starts on July 29, 2020
Azure Policy support for Azure Cosmos DB is now available
Azure Cosmos DB Java SDK 4.0 for Core (SQL) API release now in general availability
Change feed with full database operations for Azure Cosmos DB
Serverless pricing model for Azure Cosmos DB
20 May, 2020
Build apps of any size or scale with Azure Cosmos DB
19 May, 2020
Azure Analytics: Clarity in an instant
Frequently asked questions
Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model database service for any scale. The service was built from the ground up with global distribution and horizontal scale at its core.
With turnkey global distribution across any number of Azure regions, Azure Cosmos DB transparently scales and replicates your data wherever your users are. Elastically scale your writes and reads all around the globe and only pay for what you need. Azure Cosmos DB provides native support for NoSQL and OSS APIs, including MongoDB, Cassandra, Gremlin, etcd, Spark and SQL. It also offers multiple well-defined consistency models, guaranteed single-digit-millisecond read and write latencies at the 99th percentile, and guaranteed 99.999-per cent high availability with multi-homing anywhere in the world – all backed by industry-leading, comprehensive SLAs.
Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed service that enables you to offload the administrative burdens of operating and scaling distributed databases to Azure, so you don’t have to worry about managing VMs, hardware provisioning, setup and configuration, capacity, replication, software patching or cluster scaling.
With Azure Cosmos DB, you can configure your databases to be globally distributed and available in any of the Azure regions. To minimise latency, place the data close to where your users are.
Azure Cosmos DB transparently replicates the data to all the regions associated with your Azure Cosmos DB account. It provides a single system image of your globally distributed Azure Cosmos DB database and containers that your application can read and write to locally.
With turnkey global distribution, you can add or remove the regions associated with your account at any time. Your application doesn’t need to be paused or redeployed to add or remove a region. High availability is maintained through multi-homing capabilities provided natively by the service. Learn more.
Azure Cosmos DB approaches data consistency as a spectrum of choices, with more options than the two extremes of strong and eventual consistency.
Choose from five well-defined models on the consistency spectrum:
- Bounded staleness
- Consistent prefix
Each model is backed by comprehensive SLAs. Learn more.
As a globally distributed database, Azure Cosmos DB provides comprehensive SLAs that encompass throughput, latency at the 99th percentile, consistency and high availability.
Azure Cosmos DB transparently replicates your data across all the Azure regions associated with your Azure Cosmos DB account. The service applies multiple layers of redundancy to your data. Get more details.