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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
Book Image

Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

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

Big Data Storage – Azure Data Lake

Sometimes, we must store unlimited amounts of data. That scenario covers most big data platforms, where having even a soft limit for the maximum capacity could cause problems with the active development and maintenance of our application. Thanks to Azure Data Lake, we have limitless possibilities when it comes to storing both structured and unstructured data, all with an efficient security model and great performance. Thanks to this chapter, you will learn the technical basics of building your very own data lake, including things such as the overall capabilities of the service, its security features, and its similarity to Azure Storage.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS
  • Storing data in ADLS Gen2
  • Security features of ADLS Gen2
  • Best practices for working with ADLS