Migrate NoSQL Workloads to Azure Cosmos DB

Migrate NoSQL Workloads to Azure Cosmos DB

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Migrate NoSQL Workloads to Azure Cosmos DB is an advanced training program designed for database administrators and developers looking to migrate their existing NoSQL databases to Azure Cosmos DB. Participants will learn about the benefits of using Azure Cosmos DB, the various migration strategies, and best practices for a successful migration process. The course covers migration scenarios for popular NoSQL databases like MongoDB, Cassandra, and more.


To excel in this course, participants should have a solid understanding of NoSQL databases and their query languages (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra, etc.). Familiarity with cloud computing concepts and basic knowledge of Microsoft Azure will be helpful. Experience with database migration and data modeling will be advantageous.


The course will be delivered through a combination of instructor-led lectures, practical demonstrations, hands-on labs, and interactive discussions. Participants will have access to dedicated Azure environments for hands-on practice, enabling them to perform actual migrations to Azure Cosmos DB. The course will be led by certified instructors with extensive experience in NoSQL databases, Azure Cosmos DB, and database migrations, ensuring a high-quality learning experience.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB
  • Understanding the features and benefits of Azure Cosmos DB
  • Overview of the supported data models and APIs in Azure Cosmos DB
  • Identifying scenarios where Azure Cosmos DB is the ideal solution
  • Preparing for Migration
  • Assessing the existing NoSQL workloads for migration readiness
  • Data modeling and schema design considerations for Azure Cosmos DB
  • Implementing data consistency and partitioning strategies for scalability
  • Migration Strategies and Tools
  • Choosing the appropriate migration approach: online vs. offline migration
  • Utilizing Azure Database Migration Service for seamless migrations
  • Exporting and importing data from various source NoSQL databases
  • Migrating MongoDB Workloads to Azure Cosmos DB
  • Step-by-step migration process for MongoDB databases
  • Handling schema mapping and data transformation during migration
  • Validating and optimizing performance after the migration
  • Migrating Cassandra Workloads to Azure Cosmos DB
  • Strategies for migrating data from Apache Cassandra to Azure Cosmos DB
  • Resolving schema differences and handling data consistency
  • Performing post-migration testing and verification


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits and capabilities of Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL workloads.
  • Prepare and plan for a successful migration to Azure Cosmos DB.
  • Choose the appropriate migration approach and utilize migration tools effectively.
  • Migrate NoSQL databases from MongoDB, Cassandra, and other sources to Azure Cosmos DB.
  • Validate and optimize the performance of migrated workloads in Azure Cosmos DB.


  • Assessing NoSQL Workloads for Migration Readiness
  • Designing Data Models and Schemas for Azure Cosmos DB
  • Migrating MongoDB Workloads to Azure Cosmos DB
  • Migrating Cassandra Workloads to Azure Cosmos DB
  • Validating and Optimizing Performance in Azure Cosmos DB

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