Introduction to Azure DocumentDB
This week, Scott welcomes Ryan CrawCour on the Data Exposed show. Ryan is a Senior Program Manager for Azure DocumentDB on the Data Platform Group at Microsoft. In this long-awaited episode, Ryan introduces us to Azure DocumentDB, a NoSQL document database-as-a-service. Ryan and Scott discuss DocumentDB's feature set which includes rich querying, transactional processing over schema free data, and query processing and transaction semantics that are common to relational database systems. Ryan gives us the background and insight into why DocumentDB was created then breaks open the Azure Management Portal and shows us how to easily create and configure a document database. We finish the episode by watching Ryan demonstrate the .NET SDK for DocumentDB to illustrate how easy it is for developers to work with DocumentDB.