Guide to NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB

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  • Understand the supported NoSQL data models and the resource hierarchy
  • Learn the latest tools to work with Cosmos DB accounts and collections
  • Reduce your development costs by working with the Cosmos DB Emulator
  • Understand request units, automatic indexing, partitioning, and billing
  • Build an application with C#, Cosmos DB, .NET Core SDK, and the SQL API
  • Perform asynchronous operations with databases, and documents in C#
  • Work with models, and customize serialization of LINQ queries

Cosmos DB is a NoSQL database service included in Azure that is continuously adding new features and has quickly become one of the most innovative services found in Azure, targeting mission-critical applications at a global scale. This book starts off by showing you the main features of Cosmos DB, their supported NoSQL data models and the foundations of its scalable and distributed architecture. You will learn to work with the latest available tools that simplify your tasks with Cosmos DB and reduce development costs, such as the Data Explorer in the Azure portal, Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer, and the Cosmos DB Emulator.

Next, move on to working with databases and document collections. We will use the tools to run schema agnostic queries against collections with the Cosmos DB SQL dialect and understand their results. Then, we will create a first version of an application that uses the latest .NET Core SDK to interact with Cosmos DB. Next, we will create a second version of the application that will take advantage of important features that the combination of C# and the .NET Core SDK provides, such as POCOs and LINQ queries. By the end of the book, you will be able to build an application that works with a Cosmos DB NoSQL document database with C#, the .NET Core SDK, LINQ, and JSON.

  • Work with the latest available tools related to Cosmos DB
  • Learn to work with the latest version of the .NET Core SDK, C# and the SQL API
  • Work with a database service that doesn’t require you to use an ORM and provides flexibility
Page Count 214
Course Length 6 hours 25 minutes
ISBN 9781789612899
Date Of Publication 27 Sep 2018


Gaston C. Hillar

Gaston C. Hillar is Italian and has been working with computers since he was 8 years old. Gaston has a Bachelor's degree in computer science (graduated with honors) and an MBA.

Currently, Gaston is an independent IT consultant and a freelance author who is always looking for new adventures anywhere in the world.

He was a senior contributing editor at Dr. Dobb's, and has written more than a hundred articles on software development topics. He has received the prestigious Intel® Black Belt Software Developer award eight times. He has written many articles about Java for Oracle Java Magazine.

Gaston was also a former Microsoft MVP in technical computing. He lives with his wife, Vanesa, and his two sons, Kevin and Brandon.

Daron Yöndem

Daron Yöndem has been a Microsoft Regional Director and a Microsoft MVP for 11 years. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, recently focusing on microservices, serverless, DevOps, and IoT. Daron currently works as a CTO at XOMNI Inc, a cloud company that builds PaaS offerings for retailers, such as XOGO, who are building decision signage platform. Feel free to reach out to him on Twitter @daronyondem.