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    December 2018

    Dec 19

    Azure Cosmos DB emulator support for Cassandra API

    Now generally available, Azure Cosmos DB now provides support for its Cassandra API, in addition to support for SQL and MongoDB APIs.

    Dec 11

    MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB migration is in preview

    Perform offline (one-time) migrations from on-premises or cloud implementations of MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB by using the Azure Database Migration Service, which enables resilient migrations of MongoDB data at scale and with high reliability. To perform the migration, provision an instance of the Azure Database Migration Service from the Azure portal or via Azure CLI and create a project.

    Dec 4

    CORS Support in Azure Cosmos DB

    Now generally available, Azure Cosmos DB offers service level, global CORS (cross-origin resource sharing) support which enables web browser-based applications to directly connect to Azure Cosmos DB. CORS is an HTTP (hyper-text transfer protocol) feature that enables web applications running on one domain to request resources from another domain. This new support offers functionality and security for cross-origin requests to developers using Azure Cosmos DB via the JavaScript SDK.

    Dec 4

    Version 3.0 of the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK in preview

    The Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK helps developers build Azure Cosmos DB applications with the SQL API and perform various operations more easily. The preview of version 3.0 is now available for download or to provide feedback on GitHub. The SDK targets .NET Standard 2.0 and has many new features including a new, intuitive object model, support for streams, and other performance improvements.

    Dec 4

    Azure Cosmos DB new shared database offer now available

    Throughput provisioned at the database level now starts at 400 RU/s per database and can be shared across any or all containers within a database.

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    Azure Cosmos DB reserved capacity now generally available

    Azure Cosmos DB reserved capacity helps you save when you pre-pay for one year or three years. With Azure Cosmos DB reserved capacity, get a discount on the resources used and reduce your costs by up to 65 percent compared to pay-as-you-go prices.

    Sep 24

    Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API now generally available

    With the Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API, experience the power of the Azure Cosmos DB platform with the familiarity of your favorite Apache Cassandra SDKs and tools.

    Sep 24

    Cosmos DB Multi-Master support now generally available

    Multi-master support for Azure Cosmos DB is now available in all public regions. Elastically scale writes (in addition to reads) all around the world, across any number of Azure regions for any API (SQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Gremlin, Table) that the service supports.

    Sep 6

    BulkExecutor for Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API now available

    The BulkExecutor library for Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API is now generally available. This allows for fast data migration operations with configurable parameters to adapt to the specific needs for every database.

    May 2018

    May 9

    General availability: Azure Cosmos DB Virtual Network Service Endpoints

    Virtual Network Service Endpoints for Azure Cosmos DB is available in all regions of the Azure public cloud.

    April 2018

    Apr 16

    Name changes: Azure Cosmos DB, US Government regions

    As part of the transition from Azure DocumentDB to Azure Cosmos DB, “DocumentDB” is changing to “Cosmos DB” in the service type and resource name on June 1, 2018.

    Apr 16

    Name changes: Cosmos DB

    As part of the transition from Azure DocumentDB to Azure Cosmos DB, “DocumentDB” is changing to “Cosmos DB” in the service name and resource name on June 1, 2018.

    March 2018

    Mar 12

    General availability: Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer

    Data Explorer, now generally available in the Azure portal, provides a unified developer experience for inserting, querying, and managing Azure Cosmos DB data within the Azure portal and the Emulator.

    December 2017

    Dec 21

    Preview: Azure SDK for Go 12.0.0

    Preview version 12.0.0-beta of the Azure SDK for Go is now available to help you use Azure services from Go applications. To get it, run `go get -u` or use dep.

    September 2017

    Sep 26

    Azure Cosmos DB—Database account auditing

    Now generally available, Azure diagnostics logs for Azure Cosmos DB will enable users to see logs for all requests made to their respective database account at the individual request level.

    Sep 26

    Azure Cosmos DB—New metrics and heatmaps

    We’re happy to announce the availability of new metrics and heatmaps in Azure Cosmos DB.

    August 2017

    Aug 24

    Azure Cosmos DB—Event driven architectures with Change Feed Processor library

    Build event-driven architectures and receive a real-time stream of database updates with Azure Cosmos DB change feed.

    July 2017

    Jul 28

    Azure Cosmos DB: Change Feed Processor NuGet package now available

    Azure Cosmos DB provides the Change Feed Processor Library to parallelize change feed processing in a NuGet package.

    June 2017

    Jun 14

    Azure Cosmos DB—command-line interface support extended

    Azure Cosmos DB has new command-line interface (CLI) commands for create, read, update, and delete operations on databases and collections, as well as scaling container throughput.

    May 2017

    May 22

    DocumentDB customers, welcome to Azure Cosmos DB

    DocumentDB is now a part of Azure Cosmos DB.