Preview: Azure Cosmos DB

21 August 2014

Azure Cosmos DB is the highly scalable NoSQL document database-as-a-service that offers rich query and transactional processing over schema-free data. It helps deliver configurable and reliable performance and enables rapid development. This is all through a self-managed platform and is backed by the power and reach of Azure. Azure Cosmos DB is the right solution for web and mobile applications when predictable throughput, low latency, and flexible query are key. Offered in combinable units that include dedicated throughput and storage to meet the performance and storage needs of your application, Azure Cosmos DB enables you to quickly build, grow, and scale cloud applications. It’s designed for the cloud to enable rapid development and iteration. Robust data storage, integrated transactional JavaScript processing, and rich querying are delivered using industry-standard developer technologies such as JavaScript, RESTful APIs over HTTP, and a native JSON data model. This approach empowers developers to bring their application, data, and existing knowledge to build modern web and mobile applications. Azure Cosmos DB is available in the Azure Preview portal. During public preview, Azure Cosmos DB will be offered at a discount in all regions where the service is available. For more information, read about Azure Cosmos DB on the SQL Server Blog or visit the Azure Cosmos DB webpage. For a comprehensive look at pricing, visit the Azure Cosmos DB Pricing Details webpage.

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