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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


In this chapter, we covered Azure Stream Analytics, a service for processing streams of data in near real time. You have learned what the available inputs and outputs are and how to configure them. Furthermore, you were able to write your first query and check how the query language works for analyzing and processing incoming events. If you need a PaaS that can quickly read and transform events and push them to many different Azure services, Azure Stream Analytics is for you. Always consider its capabilities, such as being able to perform a checkpoint and replay data, and make sure that you follow the documentation when building a query. This contains lots of helpful examples that will allow you to quickly start with logic and then extend it depending on your needs.

In the next chapter, we will go through Azure Service Bus, an enterprise-class messaging solution that is, in fact, the foundation of Azure Event Hubs, which we discussed previously...