Azure Cosmos DB was built from the ground up with global distribution and horizontal scale at its core. It offers turnkey global distribution across any number of Azure regions by transparently scaling and replicating your data wherever your users are. Elastically scale throughput and storage worldwide, and only pay for the throughput and storage you need. Azure Cosmos DB guarantees single-digit-millisecond latencies in the 99th percentile anywhere in the world, offers multiple well-defined consistency models to fine-tune performance and guarantees high availability with multi-homing capabilities – all backed by industry-leading, comprehensive service-level agreements (SLAs).
Turnkey global distribution
Easily build globally distributed applications without the hassle of complex, multiple-data centre configurations. Designed as a globally distributed database system, Azure Cosmos DB automatically replicates all your data to any number of regions of your choice for fast, responsive access. Azure Cosmos DB supports transparent multi-homing and guarantees 99.99% high availability.
Multi-model + multi-API
Limitless elastic scale around the globe
With Azure Cosmos DB, you only pay for the throughput and storage you need. Azure Cosmos DB allows you to independently and elastically scale storage and throughput at any time, anywhere across the globe.
Multiple, well-defined consistency choices
Azure Cosmos DB offers five well-defined consistency levels – strong, bounded staleness, consistent-prefix, session and eventual – for an intuitive programming model with low latency and high availability for your planet-scale app.
Guaranteed low latency in the 99th percentile
Serve read and write requests from the nearest region, while simultaneously distributing data across the globe. With its latch-free and write optimised database engine, Azure Cosmos DB guarantees less than 10 ms latencies on reads and less than 15 ms latencies on (indexed) writes in the 99th percentile.
Industry-leading, enterprise-grade SLAs
Rest assured your apps are running on a “battle-tested” database service, built on world-class infrastructure. Azure Cosmos DB gives you enterprise-grade security and compliance, and is the first and only service to offer industry-leading SLAs for 99.99% high availability, latency in the 99th percentile, guaranteed throughput, and consistency.
Customers using Azure Cosmos DB
What can you build with Azure Cosmos DB?Learn about use cases below:
Globally distributed mission-critical applications
Guarantee access to users around the world with the high-availability and low-latency capabilities built into Microsoft’s global data centres.
Instantly, elastically scale to accommodate diverse and unpredictable IoT workloads without sacrificing ingestion or query performance.
Generate personalised recommendations for customers in real time, using low-latency and tunable consistency settings for immediate insights.
Retail and e-commerce
Support in-depth queries over diverse product catalogues, traffic spikes and rapidly changing inventory.
Elastically scale your database to accommodate unpredictable bursts of traffic and deliver low-latency, multi-player experiences on a global scale.
Have a MongoDB app?With native API support for MongoDB, you can use Azure Cosmos DB as a fully managed database service for your MongoDB app without any code changes.
Familiar with Azure Table storage APIs?Use Azure Cosmos DB as a blazing fast key-value, globally distributed database for your Azure Table storage-based application, without any code changes with the Table API. You now get secondary indexes, global distribution, policy based failover capabilities and much more.
Globally distributed graph queries using Gremlin APIs, anyone?Take advantage of native Graph APIs on Azure Cosmos DB without any code changes. You can now issue globally distributed graph queries using Gremlin with Graph API.
Real-time Machine Learning over globally distributed datasets using Apache Spark
For real-time machine learning over globally distributed datasets managed by Azure Cosmos DB, you can use the Spark connector to issue Apache Spark queries. The Spark connector takes advantage of native indexes managed by Azure Cosmos DB, resulting in significant performance gains.