Azure Cosmos DB
Globally distributed, multi-model database service
A database for extremely low latency and massively scalable applications anywhere in the world, with native support for NoSQL
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 what you need. Azure Cosmos DB provides native support for NoSQL choices, offers multiple well-defined consistency models, guarantees single-digit-millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile, and guarantees high availability with multi-homing capabilities and low latencies anywhere in the world – 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 your data to any number of regions of your choice, for fast, responsive access. Azure Cosmos DB supports transparent multi-homing and guarantees 99.999% 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, making it a perfect ally for your serverless applications.
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 99.999% 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.
Scale instantly and elastically 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.
Use Azure Functions and Azure Cosmos DB, to build globally distributed, scalable serverless applications.
Use Azure Cosmos DB as a fully managed database service for your MongoDB app, without any code changes, with native API support for MongoDB.
Azure Table storage APIs
Use Azure Cosmos DB as a globally distributed database for your Azure Table storage-based application, without any code changes, using the Table API. You get secondary indexes, global distribution, policy-based failover capabilities and much more.
Apache® Cassandra API
Delivering Cassandra as a service over the powerful Azure Cosmos DB. Developers can use Cassandra SDKs and tools to build applications at near-infinite global scale with the SLA-backed capabilities of the Azure Cosmos DB platform.
For real-time machine learning over globally distributed datasets managed by Azure Cosmos DB, 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.
Take advantage of native Graph APIs on Azure Cosmos DB without any code changes, and issue globally distributed graph queries using Gremlin with Graph API.
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