The Azure Cosmos DB team is excited to announce new features and improvements for developers:
- .NET SDK Version 3.0 Preview
- 25x Lower Entry Point for Database-level throughput
- CORS support
- Cassandra API support in Emulator
NET SDK Version 3.0 preview
Version 3.0 of the .NET SDK is now in preview! We’ve redesigned the object model to use a new “fluent” style API surface, added support for streams and other performance improvements, and are open source on GitHub. The new SDK also targets .NET Standard 2.0, allowing you to use the SDK in both your .NET Framework 4.6.1+ and .NET Core 2.0+ applications.
We’re excited to hear your feedback. Read more in the blog post, "Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK Version 3.0 now in public preview," for updates in our blog and get started with a tutorial.
New 25x lower entry point for database-level throughput
We’ve lowered the entry point for database-level throughput 25x to just 400 RU/s, down from 10,000 RU/s. With database level throughput, all containers in the database share the throughput of the database. After the first four containers, each additional container requires a minimum of 100 RU/s. Learn more about Cosmos DB level throughput.
In addition, when creating a new partitioned container with dedicated throughput, you can now provision throughput starting at 400 RU/s, down from 1000 RU/s. This removes the need to create "Fixed” containers, which we’ve removed from the Portal. As long as a partition key is provided when you create the container, your container can scale as your workload storage and request volume grows.
We’re excited to make it easier to create databases with many small containers, and address one of our top User Voice items.
Cassandra API support in Emulator
We’ve added Cassandra API support to the Azure Cosmos DB Emulator. The Azure Cosmos DB Emulator provides a local environment that emulates the Azure Cosmos DB service for development purpose. Now, you can use this against the Cassandra API to develop and test your application locally, without incurring any costs against the Azure Cosmos DB service.
To try it out, install the latest version of the emulator. Start the emulator from an admin command prompt with a flag to enable Cassandra API. We recommend specifying a separate data path to avoid conflicts with the directory used by the emulator in other API modes.
CosmosDB.Emulator.exe /EnableCassandraEndpoint /DataPath=”C:/path/to/directory”
Try out these these new features and send us your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re new to Azure Cosmos DB, you can try Cosmos DB for free for 30 days.
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