Microsoft Azure Expands Its NoSQL Offering With Launch of Azure DocumentDB

Microsoft has just announced the launch of a new Azure service – the Azure DocumentDB.  DocumentDB is a type of NoSQL database called a Document Database focused on storing data structures as self-describing tree structures instead of as traditional relational databases with tables, rows and columns.  DocumentDB uses JSON as its core format for storing data structures, support massive storage requirements (Microsoft is claiming testing on hundreds of terrabytes with millions of queries per day) with REST APIs for querying.  Microsoft has also provided .NET, Node.js, Python and Javascript client SDKs.