Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed database service designed to enable you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of geographical regions with comprehensive SLAs. You can develop document, key/value, or graph databases with Cosmos DB using a series of popular APIs and programming models.

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  1. Add Automation for Cosmos DB (ARM Template or PowerShell)

    Currently the only automation through ARM Template is the Account creation. CLI supports DB + Collection creation. PowerShell create account, update firewall & keys.

    It would be useful to have ARM Template & PowerShell support for DB objects such as collection, users, sprocs, functions & triggers. This would allow automation of a ready-to-go Cosmos DB account.

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    • Is there a way to Manage CosmosDB with REST APIs..

      By manage I mean not just creation, but the ability to change the values Consistency Level, Throughput, Storage, RUPM etc of an existing provisioned CosmosDB..

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        • Add support for the common Get-AzureRmMetricDefinition and Get-AzureRmMetricDefinition cmdlets

          Our company is automating the monitoring of our Azure resources. We need CosmosDB to support retrieval of metrics via Get-AzureRmMetricDefinition and Get-AzureRmMetric. Right now these return nothing for CosmosDB

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          • Query evaluation

            Allow evaluation of a query returning document count and list of continuation tokens but without documents, this would allow for navigation of large resultset without consuming bandwidth

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              • Add support to OfType<> on CosmosDB .Net Client

                Some times we need to use Inheritance in our Models persisted on CosmosDB. To make our life easier when we query these Models, the support to OfType<> in LINQ for Cosmos DB would be great.

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                • Delete documents matching a key through java client

                  Deleting documents where a key is matching a particular value through the java client

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                  • Order documents alphanumerically in the Document Browser on Azure Portal

                    Documents viewed online in the Document Browser on a CosmosDB in the Azure Portal appear out of order. Please make this view sorted for ease of use.

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                    • Support TTL that is fixed (not relative to last modified timestamp)

                      The TTL function is great, but it would be very useful to have a method of ejecting a document at an exact time after it was created NOT modified.

                      With the GDPR act coming into play very soon, having a datastore that has the potential to eject customer data at a specific time is very desirable because it prevents us having to roll our own deletion mechanisms.

                      Please allow the the option of the TTL to be a fixed point in time and not be updated every time the document is modified.

                      Thanks

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                      • Make the emulator install path customisable

                        Currently the emulator installer is hard-coded to install on the C: drive, it'd be great if there was an option to install to a different drive

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                        • Linq provider should respect JsonSerializerSettings ContractResolvers

                          JsonSerializerSettings are now supported when creating the client, as per https://feedback.azure.com/forums/263030-azure-cosmos-db/suggestions/6422364-allow-me-to-set-jsonserializersettings

                          However, when using for example a CamelCasePropertyNamesContractResolver to store the data, the linq queries will fail if the properties on the POCO classes are Pascal case.

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                          • Stored procedures should support ES2016

                            Server-side stored procedures in Azure Cosmos DB does not support features in ES2016, such as async operators, or spread syntax. These features would make manipulating objects a lot easier, and the code cleaner.

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                            • Cosmos DB on Devices

                              Document databases are well suited to replication/synchronization. A Desktop/Device version of ComosDB that could be redistributed with an application would allow data to easily be synchronized between devices that go offline and the cloud.

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                              • Encryption via Key Vault

                                Provide ability to encrypt data at rest using provided keys using Key Vault. This is a frequent requirement for storing anything related to the business, especially finances.

                                Keys will be managed by customer in that case.

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                                • Make geospatial queries less expensive to run

                                  Currently GeoSpatial queries are very expensive in terms of RUs compared to other non geospatial queries. It would be nice to be able to run these queries without breaking the bank!

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                                    We constantly improve the efficiency and latency of our query engine, and transfer those improvements to our customers in the form of lower RUs (including geo-spatial queries). Leaving this item open until the next round of major improvements.

                                  • EventGrid publisher for CosmosDB

                                    Instead of, or in addition to, the existing ChangeFeed please publish changes to Event Grid.

                                    This shud be mngt ops like DB create, collection create etc.
                                    AND changes to documents, including deletes.

                                    30 votes
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                                    • Emit RU charges (and other metrics) to Application Insights

                                      log @cosmosdb RU usage per query in @AppInsights (without using custom data), by configuration.

                                      turn a key, in configuration, and have request response info, like RU charge, emitted to AppInsights.

                                      10 votes
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                                      • Support for Direct.TCP mode for Java SDK Client

                                        Currently Java SDK client does not support Direct.TCP mode connection which is supported by C#.Net SDK client. Direct.TCP mode connection would have better performance compare to Direct.HTTP mode

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                                        • per-partition key change feed

                                          It would be great if you could get a change feed for a very specific partition, this would eliminate the need having a global listener and having to react/route to every document through the feed instead of listening for only the particular set it cares about.

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