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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

Azure Cosmos DB update for August 2019

Azure Cosmos DB keeps getting better with a preview of notebook support, we've got Apache Spark, great new optimizations in queries, and idiomatic SDKs now on v3. Kirill Gavrylyuk is back once again with all the updates.[00:46] Jupyter Notebooks and ... continue reading
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SQL Server 2019 release candidate refresh with Big Data Clusters

In continuation with our announcement of SQL Server 2019 release candidate last week, were announcing that the release candidate refresh forSQL Server 2019 is now available to download. The release candidate now includes bits for Big Data Clusters in SQL ... continue reading

Debugging and optimizing Azure Cosmos DB performance

Deborah Chen joins Scott Hanselman to share some best practices on how to debug and optimize Azure Cosmos DB for better performance. Watch as they go through the common issues newcomers to Azure Cosmos DB run into with respect to ... continue reading
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Azure SQL joins forces with Data Exposed – the show that is all about data

Data Exposed is back! Data Exposed is all about data; relational and non-relational, on-premises and in the cloud, big and small. Join us as we demonstrate features, discuss the latest news, and share the love for data technology including SQL ... continue reading
Working with Azure IoT data in Azure SQL Database

Working with Azure IoT data in Azure SQL Database

First published on MSDN on Jan 23, 2018 IoT use cases commonly share some patterns in how they ingest, process, and store data. First, these systems need to ingest bursts of data from device sensors of various locales. Next, these ... continue reading