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Introduction to Azure DocumentDB

by Leonard Lobel

This course teaches Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft's NoSQL database that works with schema-free JSON documents, uses a SQL grammar for querying, and supports a server-side programming environment for stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions.

What you'll learn

This course teaches developers how to use DocumentDB — a fully managed and massively scalable NoSQL document database service that runs on Microsoft Azure. We start with a brief introduction to NoSQL and DocumentDB and then learn how to use the Azure portal to create a DocumentDB database account and add JSON documents to a database. You’ll also learn how to use the DocumentDB migration tool to import documents from many different data sources. Then you’ll see how to use the rich SQL grammar to query for documents and how to program client applications using the REST API and the .NET and NodeJS SDK. Then learn about the DocumentDB server-side programming model that supports stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions in JavaScript, with full transactional consistency. We also explore additional topics, including custom index policies, attachments, tunable consistency, and partitioning.

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About the author

Leonard Lobel (Microsoft MVP, SQL Server) is the chief technology officer and co-founder of Sleek Technologies, Inc., a New York-based development shop with an early adopter philosophy toward new technologies. He is also a principal consultant at Tallan, Inc., one of only 40 Microsoft National Systems Integrators in the United States. For more than 25 years, Tallan has been providing cutting-edge custom web/application development, business intelligence, customer relationship management, and int... more

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