How Microsoft builds massively scalable services using Azure DocumentDB

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This week at Microsoft Data Amp we covered how you can harness the incredible power of data using Microsoft’s latest innovations in its Data Platform. One of the key pieces in the Data Platform is Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft’s globally distributed NoSQL database service. Released in 2015, DocumentDB is being used virtually ubiquitously as a backend for first-party Microsoft services for many years.


DocumentDB is Microsoft's multi-tenant, globally distributed database system designed to enable developers to build planet scale applications. DocumentDB allows you to elastically scale both, throughput and storage across any number of geographical regions. The service offers guaranteed low latency at P99, 99.99% high availability, predictable throughput, and multiple well-defined consistency models, all backed by comprehensive SLAs. By virtue of its schema-agnostic and write optimized database engine, by default DocumentDB is capable of automatically indexing all the data it ingests and serve SQL, MongoDB, and JavaScript language-integrated queries in a scale-independent manner. As a cloud service, DocumentDB is carefully engineered with multi-tenancy and global distribution from the ground up.




Read about it on the Azure blog.

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