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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
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Book Image

Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Kamil Mrzygłód

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is currently one of the fastest growing public cloud service providers thanks to its sophisticated set of services for building fault-tolerant and scalable cloud-based applications. This second edition of Azure for Developers will take you on a journey through the various PaaS services available in Azure, including Azure App Service, Azure Functions, and Azure SQL Databases, showing you how to build a complete and reliable system with ease. Throughout the book, you’ll discover ways to enhance your skills when building cloud-based solutions leveraging different SQL/NoSQL databases, serverless and messaging components, containerized solutions, and even search engines such as Azure Cognitive Search. That’s not all!! The book also covers more advanced scenarios such as scalability best practices, serving static content with Azure CDN, and distributing loads with Azure Traffic Manager, Azure Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door. By the end of this Azure book, you’ll be able to build modern applications on the Azure cloud using the most popular and promising technologies to make your solutions reliable, stable, and efficient.
Table of Contents (32 chapters)
Part 1: PaaS and Containers
Part 2: Serverless and Reactive Architecture
Part 3: Storage, Messaging, and Monitoring
Part 4: Performance, Scalability, and Maintainability

Capacity, autoscale, and optimization

Azure Cosmos DB has multiple different features that can be used to lower your bills, secure an instance, or integrate with other services. In this section, we will quickly look at most of them so that you will fully understand the basics of this service and will be able to progress on your own.

Container throughput

In Azure Cosmos DB, throughput can be set at multiple levels. One of those levels is the container throughput, which allows us to exclusively reserve capacity for an individual container. It is important to consider it for all cases where reliability is critical – as per the Azure Cosmos DB documentation, this operation is financially backed by the SLA of the service. This means that Microsoft is sure that throughput set at a container level is stable and can be relied on.

Container level throughput can be set using the Azure portal (as mentioned previously in this chapter) or by using one of the Software Development...