Cosmos DB

Azure NoSQL offerings support several data types and address a functional gap in Microsoft’s own SQL Server product.

The chart compares Microsoft’s on-premises and hosted database management offerings, their query languages, and the data types they support.

Microsoft's database management landscape includes on-premises and cloud solutions with proprietary and open-source products that are designed for all enterprise data types and workloads.

Azure Cosmos DB adds Always Encrypted high-end security to protect sensitive data in transit using customer-managed keys, helping customers meet regulatory and policy requirements.

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Sidebar explains how Cosmos DB’s Multimodal database processing works.

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Azure Cosmos DB receives query language and data processing improvements that could support more complex applications that previously could not be migrated to the service.

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Azure Cosmos DB’s new point-in-time restore features can help recover from accidental deletion and changes, but it restores to a new location, requiring new setup and configuration.

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Sidebar explains Azure Cosmos DB pricing.

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Azure Cosmos DB adds serverless deployments and Azure management features to help control cost and simplify administration.

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