A quick tutorial on how to use Azure Cosmos DB from R. What is Azure Cosmos DB? Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally-distributed multi-model low-latency database service. The Azure Cosmos DB API can be accessed via SQL, Javascript, Gremlin, MongoDB, Cassandra and Azure Table Storage. Prerequisites: Azure Subscription. You can create a free here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ RStudio or R Tools for Visual Studio Create A New Azure Cosmos DB Instance Login to the Microsoft Azure Console and create a new resource.

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In this tutorial, we will create an R data package using selected novels from H. G. Wells. “We all have our time machines, don’t we. Those that take us back are memories…And those that carry us forward, are dreams.” - H.G. Wells Introduction During my short tenure in the R community I’ve found one of the basic tenants shared by all is to have reproducible code. Having reproducible code allows you to easily share your experiments with others, your own projects and reproducibly tracks how the data was created.

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Erik Howard

Developer, machine learning engineer, photographer and musician. Doing the impossible every day.

Microsoft Senior Software Engineer

Portland, Oregon