Sustaining growth in storage and computational needs is increasingly challenging thanks to those pesky laws of physics.

For over a decade, exponentially more information has been produced year after year while data storage solutions are pressed to keep up. Soon, current solutions will be unable to match new information in need of storage. Computing is on a similar trajectory, with new needs emerging in search and other domains that require more efficient systems. Innovative methods are necessary to ensure the ability to address future demands, and DNA provides an opportunity at the molecular level for ultra-dense, durable, and sustainable solutions in these areas.

In this webinar, join Microsoft researcher Karin Strauss in exploring the role of biotechnology and synthetic DNA in reaching this goal. Although we have yet to achieve scalable, general-purpose molecular computation, there are areas of IT in which a molecular approach shows growing promise. These areas include storage as well as computation.

Learn how molecules, specifically synthetic DNA, can store digital data and perform certain types of special-purpose computation.

In this video, learn how selecting the right partition key can make a huge difference in cost and performance with Azure Cosmos DB.

Program Manager Deborah Chen discusses how data partitioning ensures scale, why partition keys are so important for performance and cost-management, and how to select the right partition key for read-heavy or write-heavy workloads.

For more information, visit: https://www.azurecosmosdb.com