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Microsoft’s Azure Cosmos DB is named a leader in the Forrester Wave: Big Data NoSQL

We’re excited to announce that Forrester has named Microsoft as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 based on their evaluation of Azure Cosmos DB. We believe Forrester’s findings validate the exceptional market momentum of Azure ... continue reading

Microsoft Azure for the Gaming Industry

This blog post was co-authored by Patrick Mendenall, Principal Program Manager, Azure. We are excited to join the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week to learn what’s new and share our work in Azure focused on enabling modern, global games ... continue reading
Running Azure CosmosDB queries from SQL Server using ODBC driver

Running Azure CosmosDB queries from SQL Server using ODBC driver

Azure CosmosDB provides ODBC driver that enables you to query CosmosDB collections like classic databases. In this post you will see how to query CosmosDB collections from Sql Server using Transact-Sql. Why querying CosmosDB from SQL Server? Cosmos DB enables ... continue reading
Azure Cosmos DB update: SDKs, CORS, multi-region strong consistency, and more

Azure Cosmos DB update: SDKs, CORS, multi-region strong consistency, and more

Learn about the new SDKs for Azure Cosmos DB with the JavaScript SDK as an example, talk about CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) with a simple JavaScript app to demonstrate it, a new, low-cost database offer in the Azure portal, Azure ... continue reading
An intro to Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 3.0

An intro to Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 3.0

Kirill Gavrylyuk joins Scott Hanselman to discuss new improvements for Azure Cosmos DB SDKs, including the new, idiomatic .NET SDK with friendlier, more intuitive programming model, better testability, better performance, .NET Standard 2.0 support, and now open sourced.Azure Cosmos DB ... continue reading
Sample player displaying the Video Indexer metedata on the live stream

Live stream analysis using Video Indexer

Video Indexer is an Azure service designed to extract deep insights from video and audio files offline. This is to analyze a given media file already created in advance. However, for some use cases it's important to get the media ... continue reading
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How to avoid overstocks and understocks with better demand forecasting

Promotional planning and demand forecasting are incredibly complex processes. Take something seemingly straight-forward, like planning the weekly flyer, and there are thousands of questions involving a multitude of teams just to decide what products to promote, and where to position ... continue reading

Lighting up healthcare data with FHIR®: Announcing the Azure API for FHIR

In the last several years we’ve seen fundamental transformation in healthcare data management, but the biggest, and perhaps most important shift, has been in how healthcare organizations think about cloud technology and their most sensitive health data. Healthcare leaders have ... continue reading
An intro to Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript SDK 2.0

An intro to Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript SDK 2.0

Chris Anderson (@crandycodes) joins Donovan Brown (@donovanbrown) to discuss Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript SDK 2.0, which adds support for multi-region writes, a new fluent-style object model—making it easier to reference Azure Cosmos DB resources without an explicit URL—and support for ... continue reading
Global real-time multi-user apps with Azure Cosmos DB

Global real-time multi-user apps with Azure Cosmos DB

Chris Anderson joins Donovan Brown to discuss how to use Azure Cosmos DB and other great Azure services to build a highly-scalable, real-time, collaborative application. You'll see techniques for using the Azure Cosmos DB change feed in both Azure Functions ... continue reading
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