Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Azure Cosmos DB and Node SDK – Part III: Working with Documents

In the previous posts in this series, we saw how you can work with databases and containers in Cosmos DB using their Node SDK. You can read those posts here: Part I: Working with databases: https://gauravmantri.com/2019/06/04/cosmos-db-and-node-sdk-working-with-databases/Part II: Working with … [Read more...]

Cosmos DB and Node SDK – Part II: Working with Containers

In the previous post, we saw how we can use Node SDK for Cosmos DB to work with databases. You can read that post here: https://gauravmantri.com/2019/06/04/cosmos-db-and-node-sdk-working-with-databases/. In this post, we will see how we can manage containers in a Cosmos DB database using Node … [Read more...]

Cosmos DB and Node SDK – Part I: Working with Databases

It has been a while that I wrote something :). There have been so many things I learnt in last few years and I wanted to share my learnings but one thing or other kept me away. I am hoping that I will be break this and post regularly going forward. With my work on Cerebrata Cerulean, I got an … [Read more...]

Attitude Matters (When It Comes To Winning Users Over)!

Earlier this month we deprecated our flagship product (Azure Management Studio) and replaced that with a brand-new product (Cerulean). You can read more about the deprecation on our website at https://blog.cerebrata.com/azure-management-studio-is-being-deprecated-please-upgrade-to-cerulean/. We … [Read more...]

Oops! I Deleted My Blobs! What Can I Do?

Honestly, Nothing! But that’s before reading this post. After reading this post, you don’t have to worry about a thing. In this post we will talk about Soft Delete functionality recently announced by Azure Storage. This super cool functionality will protect your blobs against accidental (or … [Read more...]

Zone Redundant Storage (Preview v/s Classic)–Compared & Contrasted

Recently I ran into this blog post by Azure Storage Team: Azure Zone Redundant Storage in public preview. When I saw this post, the first thought that came to my mind was “it must surely be a mistake” , after all Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) has been available for quite some time now.  Out of … [Read more...]

Understanding Azure Storage Blob Access Tiers

It has been really-really long time that I have written a blog post. Past year or so has been simply crazy. From acquiring Cerebrata back to building a brand new product (Cerulean) from scratch, things kept me quite busy. In this blog post we will talk about blob access tiers. We will talk about … [Read more...]

My Thoughts On Current Euphoria Over Startups In India

Nowadays everyone wants to do a startup. There is a general feeling that if they are not doing a startup, they are not doing anything . I was listening to an old song by Amitabh Bachchan and took the liberty of modifying it to reflect the current sentiment : इक रहिन ईर (Once there was Eer) इक … [Read more...]

Azure Storage – Shared Access Signature Enhancements

Over the past few months, Azure Storage Team released two major upgrades. Both of these upgrades involve some really interesting new features and improvements. Among these new features and improvements include changes to Shared Access Signature (SAS) functionality. In Cloud Portam SAS plays a really … [Read more...]

Azure Icon Font For Your Web Application

For both Cloud Portam website and application, when it comes to icons we don’t use images. Almost invariably, we use vector icons and icon fonts (like Font Awesome which BTW are very aptly named; they are indeed really-really awesome :)). Where Font Awesome didn’t work for us was icons for Azure … [Read more...]