Azure DocumentDB Solutions– Saviant Consulting

What is Azure DocumentDB?

Azure DocumentDB is a fully-managed, highly-scalable, NoSQL document database service. It can store JSON documents with indexing. These documents can be queried. DocumentDB is schema free. It offers a simple RESTful model. It can be accessed using any client which supports HTTP. DocumentDB provides libraries for Node, .NET, Python and JS. All resources are uniquely addressable by URI. That means all your resources which are in DocumentDB can be accessed by a URI. It is partitioned for scale out and replicated for high availability. It has a granular level control which allows us to set item level permissions to the various resources. Many schema free databases do not allow non-trivial queries and transaction processing. However DocumentDB supports T-SQL like programmability (stored procedures, triggers and user defined functions). It is designed for modern mobile and web applications.

Why DocumentDB?

  • It can store documents in JSON format and one can query these documents using familiar SQL syntax. It also indexes all the document content automatically.
  • You can execute application logic as stored procedures, triggers and user defined functions within the database using JavaScript.
  • DocumentDB is a fully managed service. This means that there is no need to manage database and resources like virtual machines, deploy and configure software or deal with complex data-tier upgrades. Database is automatically backed up. A DocumentDB account can be easily added and capacity can be provisioned as and when needed.
  • You can easily scale up and down as per your needs.
  • You can start using DocumentDB with existing skills. There is no need to adopt or learn new tools.

Who needs it?

If you are looking for a large schema free data storage with a quick read and write operations and which should support query retrieval and transactional processing then you should definitely go for DocumentDB. It is designed for modern web and mobile applications.

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