The evolution of database technologies has been exceptional. Right from the first pre-stage flat-file systems to relational and object-relational databases to NoSQL databases, database technology has gone through several generations and its history has spread over more than 50 years now. A time has come when database technology has taken the next step forward to become more scalable, globally distributed and multi-model. Welcome to the new world of Cosmos DB!
If you are looking for better ways to scale your database or want to solve latency issues, overcome complex multi data-centre configurations or if you want your database to be extremely fast, Cosmos DB is the way to go. At Cazton, we have technical professionals with expertise gained all over the world and in all fields of the tech industry and we put this expertise to work for you.
Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model NoSQL database service that provides strong consistency, extremely low latency, high availability, throughput and up to 5 consistency levels backed by solid service level agreements (SLAs). The core idea behind building such a database technology was to make it horizontally scalable and globally distributed. This means that your data gets much closer to your customers as it is replicated and stored across multiple Azure data centers in various regions. Cosmos DB guarantees less than 10ms for reads and less than 15 ms latency for writes. Note that, all reads and writes are served from a local region, and then replicated according to the selected consistency model.
Now that we have an overview of what Cosmos DB is, let’s tap into some of its core features and benefits.
|Cosmos DB||AWS DynamoDB||Google Cloud Spanner|
|Global Distribution||Yes (across any Azure Region)||No||No|
|Horizontal Scalability||Yes (across any Azure Region)||No||No|
|Low Latency||Yes, at 99th percentile||No||No|
|Schema Management||Schema Agnostic (No Management Required)||Index Management Required||Schema & Index Management Required|
|Consistency Levels||5 different levels available||2 levels available||Only 1 available|
We have helped our clients with high performance as well as high scalability. We have worked on projects where Cosmos DB has delivered incredible results with write queries as low as 11ms and with read queries as low as 8ms. Our experts have training content on Microsoft Channel 9 on Cosmos DB. Our CEO was invited as an industry expert speaker for one hour on Microsoft Visual Studio Launch Event and he showed how to do CRUD operations with Cosmos DB and .NET and Node.js.
The Microsoft technology stack is one of the most widely used technology stacks by our experts. We have world-class experts with years of experience working on real-world projects using .NET, .NET Core ASP.NET / ASP.NET Core, Microsoft Azure and other cloud computing platforms. Our experts have hands-on experience using all of Azure tools, SDKs and products in wide range of projects.
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