2020-04-30T10:58:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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AbhishekSingh11 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Solutions Architect at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
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2022-10-11T12:04:14Z
Oct 11, 2022

The UI should be improved since if you provide the option to query directly when signing into the Azure portal, it makes no sense if you have such a poor UI for querying that you can't even feed the reports correctly. It should offer a simple user interface for querying Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB.

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SaurabhSingh1 - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Sales Architect at Softline
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2022-07-05T06:29:00Z
Jul 5, 2022

I provide architect solutions on top of Azure. A couple of features that would help me in architectural solutions would be customizable architecture or customizable documentation, which both Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Teams can provide. I can easily pick and choose a couple of architecture and merge them. This would be a very helpful feature for me in my role.

KG
Sr. Engineer at ericsson
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2022-05-29T13:17:00Z
May 29, 2022

There are features that are ADF only or ADB only, so it would be good to see more cross-compatibility between the two. The solution is also more expensive than the alternatives.

Ligia Godoi - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Service Delivery Manager at DXC
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2022-05-11T15:50:00Z
May 11, 2022

At the moment, because I'm still new in terms of using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB, I don't have any feedback regarding areas for improvement in the product. So far, it has met all the expectations and needs of my company. It would be nice to have more options to ingest the data, for example, more file options or more search options. Currently, you can use JSON, but if there were other file types you can use for data ingestion, that would be nice. This is the additional feature I'd like to see in the next release of Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB.

SK
Solution Architect at Thoughtworks
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2022-02-18T15:09:18Z
Feb 18, 2022

The API compatibility has room for improvement, particularly integration with MongoDB. You have to connect to a specific flavor of MongoDB. We'd also like a richer query capability in line with the latest Mongo features. That is one thing on our wish list. The current version is good enough for our use case, but it could be improved.

Lakshman Nimmakayala - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Cloud Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2021-07-26T09:38:30Z
Jul 26, 2021

At this stage, we would like more enterprise support. We use MongoDB a lot, and we're trying to get rid of MongoDB. So, I would like to see more features in the Cosmos DB API for MongoDB space.

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KR
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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2021-04-09T17:07:00Z
Apr 9, 2021

Better documentation on how to integrate with other components would be helpful because I was struggling with this. For example, I had trouble finding information on how to integrate with other Microsoft components. Also, consider a situation where you want to use Cosmos DB to manage the uploading of data to your website. Information on how to do things like this should be readily available.

KG
Associate Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
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2021-03-10T07:32:22Z
Mar 10, 2021

I cannot recall finding any missing features. Everything we need is pretty much there. It would be ideal if we could integrate Cosmos DB with our Databricks. At this point, that's not possible.

KS
Associate Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2021-01-27T12:01:51Z
Jan 27, 2021

We should have more freedom to tweak it and make our own queries for non-traditional use-cases.

it_user1337856 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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2020-04-30T10:58:00Z
Apr 30, 2020

The query is a little complex. SQL server should have more options. But the query should be better. The setup takes a bit of time but once it's done, it goes well. Backend developers need a bit of time to do the setup.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 11, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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KS
Associate Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 27, 2021
Cosmos should be cheaper. We actually intend to stop using it in the near future because the price is too high — and because of the stability issues.
KR
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 9, 2021
There is a licensing fee.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 11, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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it_user1337856 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 30, 2020
We have a lot of use cases like for the web API backend where we have most of the processing jobs. It supports mobile, browser, and tablet. We have a single face application that interacts with the users and customers. It's backend and frontend architecture. For middleware, we use Kafka integration. We have PowerBI for reporting.
KS
Associate Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 27, 2021
We have a database stored on Microsoft Azure where we fetch records and validate them against the application data that is displayed. We use it as a backend in an application to store data. Within our organization, there are around 500 people using this solution.
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