Microsoft is going to add a free tier to its CosmosDB offering. Officials accidentally announced its plan on March 4, but will make the announcement official on March 6.
“You may have seen that we have announced a Free-Tier for Azure Cosmos DB,” tweeted the Azure Cosmos DB Twitter account on March 4. “Due to a technical glitch, this announcement went out early. Free Tier will officially be announced and available on March 6. Stay tuned. We hope you like it.”
Microsoft debuted Azure Cosmos DB — its globally distributed, multi-model database — at Build 2017. Azure Cosmos DB was designed t be a superset of Microsoft’s existing NoSQL Document DB database. Its codename was “Project Florence,” and Microsoft execs consider it a “born in the cloud/cloud native” database that’s designed to be scalable and usable by customers of any size.
Microsoft currently charges by provisioned throughput and consumed