Azure Cosmos DB provides a NoSQL database in Azure premises. It is globally distributed, highly available, massively scalable database. It is an extension of the previous DocumentDB which was used for storing databases.
Following are the Advantages of Cosmos DB.
Scalability It is horizontally scalable
Globally Distributed It is available from multiple edge server end points reducing latency
Multi-Model It supports document, key-value & graph models
Multi-API It supports sql, mongodb, cassandra, azure table, gremlin apis.
Security It is fully & transparently encrypted
Create Cosmos DB
Open Azure Portal > Search for Cosmos DB > Use Create Option as below.
Enter the details in appearing window.
You can access the same from Azure Cosmos DB tab from the left.
Clicking on the Quick Start pane will give you the Development Code & Samples.