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Controlling Cosmos DB Time to Live

Rahul Mehta pulls out the stopwatch:

As Microsoft states, Azure Cosmos DB “is a fully managed NoSQL database service for building scalable, high-performance applications”. Cosmos DB is widely used for storing NoSQL data with options to create using different Core (SQL), MongoDB, Cassandra, Table, and using gremlin.

With wide usage, the content storage also increases, sometimes even in Gigabytes a day. With such content storage, retention and archival of data are one of the common ask from the customer. Today, we are going to talk about how to retain data and remove unnecessary data periodically from Azure Cosmos DB. Before we do that, we need to understand a storage concept called “Container”

Read on to learn about containers, as well as the built-in way to garbage collect data.