New Training: Identify Basic Management Tasks for Non-Relational Data
In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Ben Finkel covers the various workloads and structures of non-relational data including use-cases and service offerings from Microsoft Azure. Watch this new Azure training.
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This training includes:
50 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
Provisioning and Deploying Non-Relational Azure Services
Deploying an Azure Cosmos DB
Understanding Cosmos Consistency
Deploying Azure Storage Accounts
Securing and Accessing Non-Relational Data
Cosmos DB: An Excellent Option for Non-Relational Data
Microsoft Azure is the second leading cloud service provider in the world, so it shouldn't come as a shock that Azure offers multiple resources for handling non-relational data. There are many types of ways that non-relational data can be organized and stored. One of the resources that Azure offers is Cosmos DB.
Cosmos DB is a No-SQL database like Mongo DB. It's a document-driven database. In a traditional relational database, like MySQL, information is organized into tables with similar data. Those tables are linked together with primary and foreign keys. No-SQL databases work with documents instead. Documents are organized with collections. A document is more like an object in a piece of object-oriented code where all of its values and data are stored together. Collections are groups of those objects.
Cosmos DB advertises itself as having single-digit millisecond response times on top of 99.999% availability. Because Azure is a cloud platform, it also offers automatic and instant scalability. Cosmos DB is compatible with APIs for MongoDB and Cassandra which means existing databases can easily be migrated to Azure.
Cosmos DB is only one product Azure offers to handle non-relational data. Cosmos DB can also work with graph databases, and products like Blob Storage can work with object data stores. To learn about the various products that Azure offers to handle non-relational data, check out the Microsoft knowledge base.