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Azure Advisor: Meet your personalized cloud consultant service

Azure Advisor: Meet your personalized cloud consultant service

Does it feel like you’re always firefighting problems, especially when you talk about cloud services? Did you know that Azure has a FREE service that lets you be proactive to potential issues and pitfalls? It’s called Azure Advisor and this ... continue reading
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AzUpdate: CosmosDB Free tier, ASR Update Rollup, Azure Hybrid Virtual Event, and DIY Acoustic Panels

Another week comes to an end and with it comes another AzUpdate. Let's explore some of the news that happened in the Azure world this week. Azure CosmosDB Free tier Azure CosmosDB logo This week saw the launch of a ... continue reading

Azure Cosmos DB Free Tier and Autopilot

Kirill Gavrylyuk joins Scott Hanselman to go over two important updates to Azure Cosmos DB: Free Tier and Autopilot. Free Tier enables you to run small applications using Azure Cosmos DB free of charge for as long as you like ... continue reading

Azure HDInsight and Azure Database for PostgreSQL news

I’ve been committed to open source software for over a decade because it fosters a deep collaboration across the developer community, resulting in ground-breaking innovation. At the heart of open source is the freedom to learn from each other and ... continue reading

How to do Bulk and Transactional Batch operations with the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK

Matías Quaranta (@ealsur) shows Donovan Brown (@donovanbrown) how to do bulk operations with the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK to maximize throughput, and how to use the new Transactional Batch support to create atomic groups of operations.[0:02:21] - Demo: Batch ... continue reading

How to use composite indexes and correlated subqueries with Azure Cosmos DB

Tim Sander joins Scott Hanselman to discuss composite indexes and correlated subqueries. A Request Unit, or RU, is the measure of throughput in Azure Cosmos DB. Learn how to optimize queries with a composite index to decrease the RUs needed ... continue reading
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How to build globally distributed applications with Azure Cosmos DB and Pulumi

This post was co-authored by Mikhail Shilkov, Software Engineer, Pulumi. Pulumi is reinventing how people build modern cloud applications, with a unique platform that combines deep systems and infrastructure innovation with elegant programming models and developer tools. We live in ... continue reading
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How to develop your service health alerting strategy

Service issues are anything that could affect your availability, from outages and planned maintenance to service transitions and retirements. While rare—and getting rarer all the time, thanks to innovations in impactless maintenance and disciplines like site reliability engineering—service issues do ... continue reading

How to use Jupyter Notebook and Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos DB

Kirill Gavrylyuk joins Scott Hanselman to show how to run Jupyter Notebook and Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos DB. Now you can use the interactive experience of Jupyter Notebook and analytics powered by Apache Spark with your operational data. Run ... continue reading
Three ways to leverage composite indexes in Azure Cosmos DB

Three ways to leverage composite indexes in Azure Cosmos DB

Composite indexes were introduced in Azure Cosmos DB at Microsoft Build 2019. With our latest service update, additional query types can now leverage composite indexes. In this post, we’ll explore composite indexes and highlight common use cases. Index types in ... continue reading