Learn about two Azure services developers use to build fast and responsive applications.

First, Program Manager Thomas Weiss walks through the new serverless model for Azure Cosmos DB, the fast NoSQL database built to run mission-critical applications at any scale.

Then, take a tour of Azure Cache Redis, a fully managed cache service that helps applications scale as they gain more users.

Program Manager Carolina Uribe-Gosselin will share an overview of the service and the powerful new integration of Redis Enterprise in partnership with Redis Labs.

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For many newcomers to Azure Cosmos DB, the learning process starts with data modeling and partitioning.

How should I structure my data? When should I co-locate data in a single container? Should I de-normalize or normalize properties? What’s the best partition key for my model?

In this demo-filled session, learn the strategies and thought process one should adopt for modeling and partitioning data effectively in Azure Cosmos DB.

Using a real-world example, we explore Azure Cosmos DB key concepts—request units (RU), partitioning, and data modeling—and how their understanding guides the path to a data model that yields best performance and scalability. If you’re familiar with relational databases, and want to dive into the non-relational world, this is the session for you.