Not All Data is Relational: An introduction to Cosmos DB

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In this session we will talk about the pros and cons of using a non-relational database and where it might fit best into your applications. We will then demonstrate these concepts using Cosmos DB. Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database service. Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure regions worldwide. You can also take advantage of fast, single-digit-millisecond data access using your favorite API including SQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Tables, or Gremlin.

Presented by: Shawn Weisfeld
"Shawn is passionate about building awesome applications and websites with .NET technologies and Azure. He is currently a Cloud Solution Architect for Microsoft based in Austin TX and founder of Read his full bio at