An Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB


Introduction

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model platform-as-a-service (PaaS) database. Any web, mobile, gaming, and IoT application that needs to handle massive amounts of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data may use Azure Cosmos DB. Guaranteed high availability, high throughput, low latency, and tunable consistency help in reading and writing data at a global scale with near-real response time.

Azure Cosmos DB is a NoSQL database and have many advantages over the relational database.

NoSQL database

NoSQL databases are also referred to as nonrelational databases. They can handle huge volumes of rapidly changing, unstructured data in different ways than