Throttling requests in Cosmos DB SQL API

Author: user3693060

Originally Sourced from: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/61643401/throttling-requests-in-cosmos-db-sql-api

I'm running a simple adf pipeline for storing data from data lake to cosmos db (sql api).

After setting database throughput to Autopilot 4000 RU/s, the run took ~11 min and I see 207 throttling requests. On setting database throughput to Autopilot 20,000 RU/s, the run took ~7 min and I see 744 throttling requests. Why is that? Thank you!

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