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The move to Azure Cosmos DB led to a 4x improvement in average query speeds.

Microsoft 365 boosts usage analytics with Azure Cosmos DB – Part 2

This post is part of a 2-part series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making for them. In part 1, we explored the challenges that led the Microsoft 365 ... continue reading
Data flow of architecture (using MongoDB as a primary data store).

Microsoft 365 boosts usage analytics with Azure Cosmos DB

This post is part of a 2-part series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real-world needs, and the difference it’s making for them. In this first post we explore the challenges that led the Microsoft 365 ... continue reading
Exam review: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Exam review: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

When did you last sit an official industry exam? For me, it's been more years than I care to count! But recently, a group of staff at my local Microsoft office planned to sit the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam ... continue reading
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A Cosmonaut’s guide to the latest Azure Cosmos DB announcements

At Microsoft Build 2019 we announced exciting new capabilities, including the introduction of real-time operational analytics using new built in support for Apache Spark and a new Jupyter notebook experience for all Azure Cosmos DB APIs. We believe these capabilities ... continue reading
Title card, Planet Scale Opperational Analytics with Azure Cosmos DB.

Planet scale operational analytics and AI with Azure Cosmos DB

We’re excited to announce new Azure Cosmos DB capabilities at Microsoft Build 2019 that enable anyone to easily build intelligent globally distributed apps running at Cosmos scale: Planet scale, operational analytics with built-in support for Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos ... continue reading
Quest powers Spotlight Cloud with Azure

Quest powers Spotlight Cloud with Azure

This blog post was co-authored by Liz Yu (Marketing), Bryden Oliver (Architect), Iain Shepard (Senior Software Engineer) at Spotlight Cloud, and Deborah Chen (Program Manager), Sri Chintala (Program Manager) at Azure Cosmos DB. Spotlight Cloud is the first built on ... continue reading
Azure Cosmos DB chat bot

Connecting Global Azure Bootcampers with a cosmic chat app

Every year on the same day, the Global Azure Bootcamp brings together cloud enthusiasts who are eager to learn about Microsoft Azure. This year, the Bootcamp will be held on April 27, 2019 in more than 300 locations worldwide where ... continue reading
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How Skype modernized its backend infrastructure using Azure Cosmos DB – Part 3

This is a three-part blog post series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In part 1, we explored the challenges Skype faced that led them to ... continue reading
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How Skype modernized its backend infrastructure using Azure Cosmos DB – Part 2

This is a three-part blog post series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In part 1, we explored the challenges Skype faced that led them to ... continue reading