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Azure for Developers: Cosmos DB

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Get up and running with Azure Cosmos DB, the fully managed database service from Microsoft. Learn about the service's APIs, architecture, configuration options, and more.

Azure Cosmos DB is one of the fastest-growing Azure services on the market. But even professionals with considerable experience setting up databases for organizations may have questions about this service's features, simply due to how different it is from other Microsoft home-grown data platforms. This course was designed to help answer these questions. Join instructor Sidney Andrews as he helps you get up and running with this fully managed and globally distributed database service. Sidney delves into the individual Cosmos DB APIs and models, as well as its architecture. He then covers a variety of key concepts, including how to configure security for your account, customize your account using key settings, and more.


  • What is Azure Cosmos DB?
  • What you should know
1. Overview
  • Introducing Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Cosmos DB APIs
2. Architecture
  • Resource hierarchy
  • Logical partitions
  • Physical partitions
3. Concepts
  • Global distribution
  • Provisioned throughput
  • Inverted tree indexing
  • Security
  • Challenge: Provision throughput
  • Solution: Provision throughput
4. Configuration
  • Consistency levels
  • Configure throughput
  • Index policies
  • Next steps

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Sidney Andrews

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