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Microsoft is enhancing Azure Cosmos DB with new multi-master support and more flexible provisioning that will make the platform more economical to deploy.


  • Azure Cosmos DB has become the latest cloud-based data platform to support multi-master mode.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the impact of multi-master support.
  • Analyzes the cost advantages of the new provisioning model that has added a database option, complementing containers.

Key questions answered

  • Why is multi-master support important for a globally distributed operational database?
  • What are the best scenarios for taking advantage of the new database provisioning option?

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  • Summary
  • Cosmos DB has filled a gap outside the usual database boxes
  • Extending global low-latency guarantees to database writes
  • Making database provisioning more flexible
  • Here's our wish list


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