Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure DocumentDB and Search

Microsoft DocumentDB is now in preview, as Microsoft's version of a NoSQL database as a service now includes built-in support for JSON and JavaScript. Microsoft claims that DocumentDB enables schema-free development. It allows developers to support applications across multiple platforms via NoSQL while adding support for "the query processing and transaction semantics common to relational database systems," according to Microsoft. Azure Document DB includes library support for ".NET, Node.js, JavaScript, and Python," and Microsoft indicated it plans to contribute "client libraries to the open source community." Continue reading here.


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