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New: Azure Cosmos DB Free Tier!

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For those wanting to experiment with Azure Cosmos DB for free, a great option has long been the Azure Cosmos DB 30 Day Trial, which is awesome because you can keep renewing it in perpetuity. But now there’s something even better – an entire free tier!

That’s right! Microsoft has just announced Azure Cosmos DB Free Tier. You get 400 RU/second and 5GB of storage for free. Forever. No need to renew every 30 days!

So if you have been using Azure Cosmos Emulator locally, or have tried a cloud deployment with the 30 Day Trial and are now looking for something a little more permanent, you now have a great option. Microsoft has your back. And if your application exceeds the limitations of the free tier, there’s no need to re-deploy. You’ll only pay for the resources that exceed what the free tier offers.

I definitely will be giving this a shot, and I hope you do too!

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By Bob Pusateri

Bob Pusateri is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server, speaker, blogger, volunteer, and author who loves finding new and exciting ways to break and fix things. He works as a consultant and architect, specializing in data, virtualization, and cloud technologies.

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