Frank Solomon
A Kusto query.

Azure Data Explorer and the Kusto Query Language

June 21, 2021 by


Microsoft Azure Data Explorer handles and analyzes petabyte-masses of structured and unstructured data. In Azure Data Explorer, users lever the Kusto query language (KQL) for their data analysis work. This article, part one of a two-part article, will introduce KQL. This article will also describe a free Microsoft online interactive resource that allows for hands-on Kusto exploration and learning. Part two will describe more aspects of KQL, and use those aspects to solve a real-world data problem.

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Aveek Das

Learn NoSQL in Azure: An overview of Azure Cosmos DB

June 16, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn Azure Cosmos DB. This article is a part of the series “Learn NoSQL in Azure”, where we will explore all the different types of non-relational databases that are supported in Azure at the moment. Azure is one of the most popular public cloud platforms that has a big market share all over the world. Cosmos DB is a part of the Databases section in Azure that allows customers to create and use NoSQL or non-relational databases and consume these at scale. You can leverage Cosmos DB to build highly scalable and robust cloud-based applications that support modern big data workloads. Let us understand more about what a NoSQL database is all about and how it is different from a relational database. Although this article focuses on the NoSQL related to Azure, it is to be known that other open-source projects support NoSQL databases like Apache Cassandra, etc. However, these topics are out of the scope of this article and we will focus on Azure mostly.

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