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Deeper Dive into Azure Cosmos DB

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Azure Cosmos DB represents a paradigm shift in the way you build, access and optimize database-connected applications. Part of adopting Cosmos DB in your organization is going beyond the "hello world" tutorials and really diving into and learning the database engine and the nuances to working with a globally distributed, multi-model platform. In this talk, we will explore the reality of building greenfield applications powered by Cosmos DB. We will look at real world examples including; authoring stored procedures that can pause and resume to handle server-side timeouts, tuning queries to take advantage of scaled throughput, using the SQL query language to "emulate" JOINs on a non-relational database, and designing a partitioning strategy that will scale as your database scales.

Sidney Andrews is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Azure MVP with http://SeeSharpRun.NET . Sidney has a background in ASP.NET web development along with extensive experience developing applications using XAML. Sidney has driven efforts to develop and deliver Azure readiness training through channels such as the Ignite Conference, Microsoft Virtual Academy, Microsoft Official Courseware, internal Microsoft training and even public whitepapers. Sidney is the author of multiple free, online courses on XAML, Cloud and Web development on edX.org. Sidney also leads efforts to open-source traditional classroom training for Azure using GitHub.