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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

SQL in Azure – Azure SQL

Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most popular databases and is often the core of many popular applications. Thanks to Azure, we can skip the whole cluster setup, installation, and maintenance by using Azure SQL—a cloud version of SQL Server with the same features available. Thanks to flexible pricing, we can select whichever option we want when it comes to both performance and available features. We don’t have to worry about geo-replication and storing backups either—all these functionalities can be easily configured and automated in the cloud.

By the end of the chapter, you will have gained fundamental knowledge regarding working with Azure SQL in Azure and learned various built-in features of that service.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Differences between Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL
  • Creating and configuring an Azure SQL Database instance
  • Working with Azure SQL in the Azure...