May Meeting: Strategies for Handling Big Data with Cosmos DB

Join Pinnacle Solutions Group and us on Tuesday, May 28th, at 6:00 PM in the Redwood Conference Room of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. How do you best ingest large amounts of data? In this presentation, Aaron will review some of the steps Collins Aerospace undertook to build a large scale, mostly serverless data ingestion system using a globally distributed, multi-model database service. The general model is expandable to all cloud providers.

More specifically, we will dig into these elements of the journey:

  • NoSQL vs. SQL Thinking
  • CAP Theorem and Working with Consistency
  • Managing RUs and Cost
  • Scaling and Global Replication
  • Indexing and Partition Key Selection
  • Querying using SQL-API

The meeting presenter is Aaron Rowan.

Aaron has been writing code and involved in tech since he was working on his Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer 2. Early in his career, he worked with energy usage monitoring and data collection for manufacturing. Today, he is collecting and analyzing data from commercial aircraft for preventive maintenance. (

He lives in Huntersville with his Wife and 4-year-old daughter. For an interesting conversation, you should ask him about mentoring the FIRST Robotics State Title Winning team.

The meeting sponsor is Pinnacle Solutions Group.

Pinnacle Solutions Group is an IT consulting services firm specializing in Business Intelligence, Mobile Solutions, E-Business Solutions, and custom solutions, providing IT services for companies in the Charlotte and Cincinnati regions. Pinnacle Solutions Group is an IT consulting firm comprised of seasoned and exceptional IT consulting professionals with the business acumen to communicate across levels of management as well as the technical experience to design and implement technical solutions that meet specific business needs. We build partnerships with our clients through integrity, honesty, and service. In essence, we are focused on providing the type of value for a business partnership that the Charlotte and Cincinnati IT market demands. Learn more at

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