Planetzine – my latest demo Azure Cosmos DB application, now available on GitHub

By | March 4, 2018

Planetzine is an open source sample application, that show how to build a news web app that uses a globally distributed Azure Cosmos DB setup. It demonstrates the following functionality:

  • Reading from the nearest database location (“local reads”)
  • Search articles by author, tags or full-text search
  • Populating with sample articles (from Wikipedia)
  • Measuring the number of Request Units consumed

It is built using the SQL API of Azure Cosmos DB.

The source code is available on GitHub. There is also instructions on how to easily deploy and test the application in Azure.