Azure Cosmos DB

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Please use the following categories when submitting your idea.

SQL API: Query language features, syntax using SQL API, indexing, any other core features in Azure Cosmos DB.

Gremlin API: Graph features and capabilities using Gremlin API.

Cassandra API: Features and capabilities using Cassandra API.

MongoDB API: Features and capabilities using MongoDB API.

Table API: Features and capabilities using Table API.

Etcd API: Features related to using etcd as a configuration store for Kubernetes.

Azure Synapse Link: Features related to Azure Cosmos DBanalytical store and Azure Synapse Analytics run-time support

Built-in Notebooks: Features related to built-in Notebooks in Azure Cosmos DB.

SDK: Features related to Azure Cosmos DB SDKs for SQL API.

Change Feed: Features related to Change Feed.

Management: All management features, backup/restore,monitoring, ARM, PowerShell and CLI.

Portal: All features for Azure Portal and Cosmos DB Explorer.

Emulator: Features related to the Azure Cosmos Emulator.

Other: Features not related to any other category.

Security:
Authentication, authorization,permissions and encryption features.

Monitoring:
Metrics, monitoring, alerts,and diagnostics features.

Server-side: Stored procedures, Triggers,and User-Defined Functions.
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  1. [CosmosDB] Be able to manage Backup and Restore with Portal and APIs

    Please provide the ability to manage backup and restore on our own.

    Restore through support is not clear and inconvenient.

    It turned out restore is only available through paid support plan.

    This document https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/online-backup-and-restore#restoring-a-database-from-an-online-backup does not say it in any word.

    The situation made our customer extremely unhappy.

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  2. Add ability to rename databases and collections

    It should be possible to rename databases and collections.

    This feature is universal in all if not the vast majority of database products.

    Lack of ability to rename anything makes it very hard for us to manage releases if we are adding new data. Currently, we have to create a copy of the existing database (which is a feat in itself, since this again is not core functionality), make the change there, and then re-point the website to the updated database. All this time, we are incurring extra costs and inconvenience.

    Renaming things also allows us to correct typos, which…

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    The ability to rename databases and collections is not currently something that is in our road map.

    Currently the way to accomplish this task in Cosmos DB is to create a new collection with the changed name then use bulk exec or change feed to populate it.

    Thanks for your request and input on this. We may consider this for a future planning cycle.

    thanks.

  3. Improve scaling down experience: remove redundant physical partitions

    During initial import we increased RU to 200K. Cosmos Db SQL API created 20 physical partitions with 10K throughput each.
    During regular day we just need 30K Ru. That would mean each physical partition would have only 1,5K RU allocated and a lot of redundant partitions with possible expensive cross-partition calls (total data size is less than 30GB)

    Is there way to decrease amount of physical partitions to reasonable value?
    In a nutshell it is not fair pricing, when you are limited to 1,5K RU and a lot of cross-partition calls you have to pay extra

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  4. Allow the configuration of Cosmos autopilot through az cli

    I'd like the ability to use automation to configure Cosmos with autopilot using automation. In my case ideally az cli and ultimately Terraform.

    There is no guidance here other than point and click through the UI https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/provision-throughput-autopilot

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  5. Set Account Level throughput on Cosmos DB Table API with ARM template

    Make it possible to set "Account level throughput" on a Table API account through ARM template or Powershell.

    According to the official Twitter handle of Azure Cosmos DB, it is only possible to set the "Account level throughput" on a Table API database account through the Azure Portal. You cannot do this with an ARM template.
    https://twitter.com/AzureCosmosDB/status/1175071433229312001

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  6. PowerShell module for the management plane

    Hi

    It would be great if there was a supported PowerShell module for the CosmosDB management plane, in the same vein as the other Az modules. The Az PowerShell team have already done the vast majority of the work with their Autorest project so you'd just need to provide them with a Swagger/OpenAPI definition file and they can help you generate the majority of the code for it.

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  7. Faster resource deletion

    CosmosDB resources take a very long time to delete. Make this faster please!

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    3 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have reviewed this and have added to to our committed work items for this semester.

    One thing to point out however is that resource deletion for Cosmos will never be super fast. The reason is that we need to ensure that all connections and caches are drained before we delete the resource. This can some minutes for this to happen.

    We will update here when we release this work.

    Thank you.

  8. Enable the Cosmos free-tier to be set via az CLI

    Add a support for the free-tier of Cosmos DB to the Azure command-line-interface.

    Currently its not possible to create a new Cosmos account with activated free-tier via the az CLI.

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  9. Make autoscale work like other services' autoscale and pricing

    Autopilot in general cost 50% more per 100 RU than the dedicated throughput and is cost effective if there is significant variation from peek load usage. This is confusing as customer that auto pilot could be costing more in some sceanrio like if you only lower loads on weekends etc. And morever this is different from all the other services available in Azure where the Auto Scale Up/down does not have a different pricing then the regular mode. this cost should not vary with provisioned throughput ...

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  10. Improve refresh behavior in explorer UI

    In the emulator and storage explorer interfaces, browsing the contents of a container is made more difficult when checking newly-added items. If you have clicked "load more" multiple times and scrolled down the list, clicking "refresh" resets the scroll position and loses all the previously loaded items.

    It would be a nice quality of life improvement to make loading new items less disruptive. For example, "load more" should implicitly perform refresh for items created since last performed load query.

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