25 August, 2014
Microsoft Azure Dips Into The NoSQL Pool
Enter the latest of the NoSQL contenders: Microsoft. Yesterday, the folks in Redmond announced new features for Microsoft Azure, two of which hint at Microsoft seeing a rich market for NoSQL technologies among Azure users.
The most significant of the two is Azure DocumentDB, a NoSQL DBaaS exclusively available on Azure and not as a stand-alone product. According to Microsoft Azure director of product marketing Vibhor Kapoor, DocumentDB is meant to “provides the benefits of a NoSQL document database, but also adds the query processing and transaction semantics common to relational database systems.”