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Service Description

DocumentDB is positioned between SQL Database and Table Storage in terms of storing data. Formally, a non-schema NoSQL database allows DocumentDB to store more complex JSON-based objects. These are automatically indexed by the database and can be accessed using a query syntax related to SQL without specifying a schema or a secondary index. Native support for JavaScript and JSON makes DocumentDB suitable for development of applications that are based on these technologies and need to store the corresponding objects.

Getting Started

  1. DocumentDB Learning Path
    10/3/2016, Webpage
  2. Azure DocumentDB: Planet Scale NoSQL
    7/12/2016, Video, 1:06:56
  3. DocumentDB: overview and offline development experience
    11/16/2016, Video, 0:08:06
  4. See Azure DocumentDB at massive scale: customer success and design patterns
    9/30/2016, Video, 1:14:55

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Online Training Content

Date Title
5/31/2017 Azure207x - Databases in Azure
5/24/2017 Developing NoSQL Solutions in Azure
3/5/2017 Cloud Application Development
12/2/2016 Azure DocumentDB: Planet-Scale NoSQL
8/27/2016 Deploying Web Apps to Azure App Service
1/28/2016 Take a Modern Approach to Data in Your Apps
5/20/2015 Microsoft Azure - Basic Services
3/7/2015 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Storage and Data
12/23/2014 You've Got Documents! A MongoDB Jump Start


Tool Description
DocumentDB Throughput Calculator DocumentDB is offered in units of solid-state drive (SSD) backed storage and throughput. Request units measure DocumentDB throughput per second, and request unit consumption varies by operation and JSON document. Use this calculator to determine the number of request units per second (RU/s) and the amount of data storage needed by your application.
Azure DocumentDB Data Migration Tool Azure DocumentDB Data Migration Tool enables movement of data from various data sources into DocumentDB.


Date Title Length
5/25/2017 DocumentDB Stored Procedures Best Practices 0:14:43
5/10/2017 Demystifying Cloud Data Services for an App Developer 0:33:50
5/10/2017 A lap around Azure HDInsight and Cosmos DB Open Source Analytics + NoSQL 0:29:39
5/4/2017 How Johnson Controls built an intelligent cloud solution at scale 1:04:34
4/24/2017 Cloud Tech 10 - 24th April 2017 0:07:02
3/23/2017 DocumentDB Stored Procedures Best Practices 0:14:42
3/20/2017 Cloud Tech 10 - 20th March 2017 0:09:57
3/9/2017 DocumentDB Loves Xamarin 0:12:03
3/2/2017 Using REST with DocumentDB 0:13:48
2/24/2017 DocumentDB: Database-as-a-Service for MongoDB Developers 0:14:20

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