How I learned to stop worrying and love Cosmos DB’s Request Units

Thomas Weiss
Jul 27, 2017 · 6 min read

Request Units are Cosmos DB’s performance currency

The art of evaluating your Request Unit needs

Evaluate the cost of typical queries with the query explorer

Cosmos DB throttles your requests intelligently

Microsoft’s official SDKs do the work for you

Request throttling can be easily monitored

What it looks like to exceed your provisioned throughput!

Scale your throughput elastically and on-demand

The path to optimum Cosmos DB usage

Thomas Weiss

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Microsoft Azure enthusiast and Data Platform MVP —

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