Cosmos DB goes serverless, Service Bus Explorer and more Azure events for you – I’ve covered Cosmos DB several times before on the show. It’s one of the most impressive services on Azure and in the right hands it can take an application or service to the next level. Yes, the pricing has been an issue, but that is why there is a new free tier and now even more new is serverless pricing for cosmos DB. This new model is meant to support spiky and unpredictable workloads and Microsoft claims can save you up to 70% compared to the current pricing model. That’d be nice.
Another new feature in preview for cosmos DB is autoscaling or autopilot mode and this mode will maintain SLA while scaling up to a customer specified maximum to meet the needs of unpredictable high throughput workloads. So much Cosmo’s goodness that even Barack Ollama would approve. A new tool for Azure Service Bus was launched in preview this week.
The Service Bus Explorer lets you perform data operations such as send, receive and peak on queues, topics and subscriptions on your Service Bus through the Azure portal. Previously you had to use third party tools to test these data operations, but Microsoft has now provided first party support as well. Allow me to introduce a new segment to the show Community Service Announcements because we’re all locked up inside.
Most of the Azure community events are now online, which means you can join as well. So Llama take you through a few of them coming up soon. AI Burst 2020 is a Microsoft focused AI developer conference covering topics such as artificial intelligence or AI, machine learning, ML and much more.
It’s taking place on the 5th of June in the European time zone. Microsoft Build 2020 took place live last week which we covered, but all 648 sessions are now available online and on demand so you can relive Satya Nadella’s keynote, Scott Hellman’s amazing developer keynote, all of the Easter egg surprises in the videos and so much more. I hear there is an excellent panel discussion on online learning too. Hmm.
Next week on the 3rd of June is also the Virtual Azure Community Day, a 100 Azure content filled online event being delivered in four languages, English, French, Spanish and Japanese. I will be attending some of the 18 hour event and hopefully report back on it next week as well. All three events I have mentioned are free to attend, so get amongst it and learn a new Azure thing.
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