Serverless Database Computing: Azure Cosmos DB Triggers and Azure Functions

Serverless computing is a relatively newer development in the cloud computing space. In the normal computing scenario, program code resides either on the server or the client. Serverless computing changes this paradigm, with stateless code, i.e. code that does not require any infrastructure. Customers only have to pay for the compute resources used by theContinue reading “Serverless Database Computing: Azure Cosmos DB Triggers and Azure Functions”

Azure Cosmos DB Request Units

Azure Cosmos DB supports several storage models and various ways to access the stored data, this brings us to the question, how do the customers get billed for using Cosmos DB? The answer is customers are billed based on Request Units (RUs) they consume. RUs are an abstraction of system resources (compute, memory, IO). 1Continue reading “Azure Cosmos DB Request Units”

Difference between Azure Data Explorer and Azure Storage Explorer

Azure Data Explorer is a managed data analytics service that enables users to store and process data on Azure. Let’s have a look at the main differences between Azure Data Explorer and Azure Storage Explorer: Azure Data Explorer Azure Storage Explorer Managed Service On-prem application Accessible through browser Installation required Works with Cosmos DB WorksContinue reading “Difference between Azure Data Explorer and Azure Storage Explorer”

Azure Storage Explorer

Azure Storage Explorer is a versatile standalone application for managing Azure Storage from any platform. Azure Storage Explorer is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It can be downloaded from Microsoft. Azure Storage Explorer provides access to multiple Azure data stores such as, Cosmos DB, ADLS Gen2, Queues, Tables, Blobs etc.  It provides anContinue reading “Azure Storage Explorer”

Azure Databricks

Azure Databricks is the Azure implementation of Apache Spark. Apache Spark is an open source big data processing platform. Azure Databricks was developed in consultation with the developer of Apache Spark, M. Zaharia, who later became the founder of a company named Databricks. Databricks sits in the data preparation or processing stage in the dataContinue reading “Azure Databricks”

Azure Blob Storage: Resources and Types

Azure Blob storage is a solution for storing massive amounts of unstructured data on Azure. Blob storage offers three types of resources to organize user data. Storage Accounts: Storage accounts provide unique namespace for user’s data in azure. Anything stored in Azure account will be accessed using this namespace. This is the equivalent of aContinue reading “Azure Blob Storage: Resources and Types”