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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

Differences between Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL

Microsoft SQL Server is a well-known and widely used Structured Query Language (SQL) database server that has gained much popularity and is considered a default choice for many projects, ranging from very simple websites to enterprise-class services that handle high load and are considered critical for a business. As cloud technologies gain more and more popularity, the natural consequence of such a situation is the expectation that by moving an application to Azure, it is also possible to move its database. To meet such needs, Microsoft has developed Azure SQL Service—a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) version of Microsoft SQL Server that is managed and upgraded by their teams; the only things you are responsible for are configuration and data management. There is also one more offering from Azure called SQL Server VMs, which is one more option for using this database in the cloud. In this section...