Learning Azure DocumentDB

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  • Create, manage, and configure your DocumentDB environment
  • Execute SQL queries from simple to complex and nested ones against your database
  • Get to know about advanced DocumentDB techniques such as scopes, portioning, indexing, triggers, UDF’s, and security
  • Fine-tune your DocumentDB database to optimize performance and costs
  • Interact with DocumentDB from different technologies and platforms
  • Build a real-life scenario using C# and put DocumentDB at the heart of Azure solutions
  • Understand how to migrate from your current datastore to DocumentDB

Learning DocumentDB adopts a practical, step-by-step approach to help you learn the basics of DocumentDB and use your new-found abilities in real-life scenarios and enterprise solutions.

We start with the absolute basics, such as setting up a DocumentDB environment, and guide you through managing your databases, and executing simple and complex queries. Next, we explain how to work with DocumentDB using the open REST protocol, and demonstrate how JavaScript works with DocumentDB. We’ll also show you how to authenticate and execute queries. Moving on, you’ll find out how to use DocumentDB from within Node.js to kick-start your Node.js projects. Next, you’ll discover how to increase the performance of your DocumentDB database and fine-tune it.

Finally, you’ll get to grips with using DocumentDB in conjunction with other services offered from the Microsoft Azure platform.

  • Get to know the concepts of DocumentDB and learn to work your way around it
  • Manipulate and query your documents using different modern technologies to access DocumentDB
  • Build a real-life scenario using Microsoft Visual Studio and C# with this handy and practical guide
Page Count 152
Course Length 4 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781783552467
Date Of Publication 23 Nov 2015


Riccardo Becker

Riccardo Becker works full time as a principal IT architect for CGI in the Netherlands. He holds several certifications and his background in computing goes way back to 1998, when he started working with good old Visual Basic 5.0 (or was it 6.0?). Ever since, he has fulfilled several roles, such as a developer, lead developer, architect, project leader, practice manager. Recently, he decided to accept the role of a principal IT architect where he focuses on innovation, cutting-edge technology, and specifically on Microsoft Azure, the Internet of Things, and cloud computing in general.

In 2007, he joined the Microsoft LEAP program where he got a peek at the move Microsoft was about to make on their road to the cloud. Pat Helland gave him that insight, and since the first release of Microsoft Azure on PDC 2008, he started to focus on it, keeping track of the progress and the maturity of the platform. In the past few years, he has also done a lot of work on incubation with his employer, raising awareness of cloud computing in general and Microsoft Azure in particular.