The Azure DocumentDB Data Migration Tool is an open source solution that imports data to DocumentDB, Azure’s NoSQL document database service.  The latest release of the tool opens up not only additional import sources, but also the ability to apply an indexing policy to DocumentDB collections during import.  Specifically, we’ve added support for: Azure Blob storage Amazon… Read More


Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, we are announcing a new partner program for Hadoop independent software vendors (ISVs) to expand their offerings on the Microsoft Azure cloud. This will allow customers of Azure HDInsight to benefit from the ecosystem of big data ISVs who have created technologies that help make Hadoop more secure,… Read More


http://video.ch9.ms/ch9/c687/3b814826-98d0-4fbd-aea0-cf041c20c687/DataExposedTableauSparkonAzureHDInsight.mp3 In this weeks episode of Data Exposed, Scott welcomes back Asad Khan, Principle PM on the HDInsight team. Today Asad shows us how easy it is to use 3rd party BI tools like Tableau to do data analysis for better insights into your data. This episode focuses on Tableau and we begin the episode… Read More


It’s always been easy to create DocumentDB collections in the Azure preview portal.  With the release of ORDER BY support for Azure DocumentDB, we’ve updated our portal experience to make it just as easy to specify the indexing policy for your collections.  When creating a collection, you can now choose to apply one of three indexing policies:… Read More


Today, we’re pleased to announce a key improvement in SQL querying – DocumentDB now supports Order By, and string range queries! With this change, you will be able to sort query results using any string, numeric, or Boolean property in your JSON documents. DocumentDB’s Order By can be used to serve low latency queries against massive collections… Read More


We’ve released a set of enhancements to improve your experience and efficiency working with DocumentDB queries, documents, and server-side programming in the Azure preview portal, including: Query Explorer Improvements Document Explorer Improvements An all new Script Explorer   Keep reading for additional details on these new and updated features. Query Explorer Improvements You can now… Read More


The Azure DocumentDB Data Migration Tool is an open source solution that imports data to DocumentDB, Azure’s NoSQL document database service.  With the latest release of the tool, you can now ingest large volumes of data from a variety of sources even faster by partitioning the data across multiple collections during import. We’ve also enhanced the… Read More