Easy scaling with Cosmos DB for large loads

Working with a customer we need to load a batch of 40-50K documents to Cosmos DB. We could let this pass, but it will result in quite a few HTTP 429 RequestRateTooLarge responses. The operation will be retried, but it will also hurt other clients accessing the same data. Potentially…

Default indexing in Cosmos DB

I recently needed some paging functionality in Cosmos DB, since skip and take is not directly supported we're using a cursor based paging based on a date time. While testing my repository I suddenly did not get the results I expected. After a little bit of trial and error with…

Notes on the new DocumentDB partitioning and pricing

The new pricing scheme and partitioning functionality for DocumentDB, made available at Build, was a significant improvement to the DocumentDB offering. I learned about this a few weeks beforehand, but I did not fully see the benefits until I started looking at how this would effect our current solution. Recap…

Indexing changes in DocumentDB

TL;DR;Hash indexing is dead, long live Range indexing I recently did a DocumentBD talk for NNUG in Oslo, and made a discovery during my preparation of a demo on indexing. The default index configuration when creating a collection in the portal differs from creating one with the API…