Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Cosmos DB Tips & Tricks

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community.

This week’s content spotlight is about some tips & tricks for Azure Cosmos DB.

The first one is about Horizontal Partitioning in Azure Cosmos DB , an Azure Friday video from Channel 9. This video will cover how to partition your data in Azure Cosmos DB, will give you best practices for choosing a partition key, and how to troubleshoot bad partition key choices. For more information about Partition and scale in Azure Cosmos DB, you can refer to the following site: 

The second one is about Tips for using the Gremlin API with Azure Cosmos DB . Gremlin is the traversal query language for Cosmos DB graph and for writing efficient Gremlin queries, knowledge of the graph structure and the query execution plan is required. In this video you will learn how to structure a Gremlin query, and what the best practices are, and you will get tips & tricks to get the best performance. For more information about the Graph API for Cosmos DB, you can refer to the following website: 

You can watch the videos over here:



Author: Sjoukje Zaal

Sjoukje Zaal is head of the Microsoft Cloud Center of Excellence at Capgemini, Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Azure MVP with over 20 years of experience providing architecture, development, consultancy, and design expertise. She works at Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation. She mainly focuses on Cloud, Security, Productivity, and IoT. She loves to share her knowledge and is active in the Microsoft community as a co-founder of the user groups Tech Daily Chronicle, Global XR Community and the Mixed Reality User Group. She is director of the Global AI Community and board member of Azure Thursdays. Sjoukje is an international speaker and involved in organizing many events. She wrote several books and writes blogs.

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