Data Explorer, now in preview, provides a rich and unified developer experience for inserting, querying, and managing Azure DocumentDB data within the Azure portal and the Emulator.
Data Explorer consolidates many of the database management tools available in the DocumentDB portal, such as Document Explorer, Query Explorer, and Script Explorer, so that they can all be done without switching blades. Data Explorer is a one-stop shop for management of your DocumentDB data.
API for MongoDB is now generally available in Azure DocumentDB. API for MongoDB is a fully managed service with enterprise-grade service level agreements (SLAs) and customer support. You can use familiar MongoDB tool chains, skills, and drivers to code against the DocumentDB database engine.
Today we are pleased to announce that partitioned collections have an entry point 75% cheaper than before. Instead of provisioning 10,100 RU/sec as a minimum, you can now provision a partitioned collection at 2,500 RU/sec and scale in increments of 100 RU/sec. Partitioned collections enable you to dynamically scale your provisioning from as low as 2,500 RU/sec to millions of RU/sec with no limit on storage consumption.
You can use the Azure DocumentDB ODBC driver to connect to DocumentDB by using BI analytics tools such as SQL Server Integration Services, Power BI Desktop, and Tableau. You can then analyze and create visualizations of your DocumentDB data in those solutions.