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Microsoft has just taken the wraps off Cosmos DB, the database that will play a starring role in Azure.


  • Cosmos DB is an example of a new-generation cloud-native database.

Features and Benefits

  • Compares Cosmos DB to other new-generation cloud-native databases such as Google Cloud Spanner and Amazon Aurora.
  • Analyzes how Cosmos DB is differentiated from cloud-native databases from Amazon and Google Cloud.

Key questions answered

  • How is Cosmos DB different from its predecessor, Azure DocumentDB?
  • What makes Cosmos DB unique, and what use cases is it targeted for?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Beyond the checkboxes
  • Seeking the global elastic footprint
  • Cosmos DB's secret sauce
  • A shot across the bow


  • Further reading
  • Author

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