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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
5 (1)
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

Best practices for working with ADLS

ADLS is a bit different when it comes to accessing data stored and performing read and writes. As this service is designed for storing petabytes (PB) of data, it is important to know the best practices for doing so, to avoid problems such as the need to reorganize all files or slow reads/writes. This also includes security features (as discussed earlier), as this is an important part of the whole solution. In this section, we will focus on multiple pieces of advice regarding ADLS to help you use it consciously and leverage the best practices.


One important feature of many storage solutions is their performance. In general, we expect that our databases will work without a problem whether the load is low or high and a single record is big or small. When it comes to ADLS, you must consider the following factors:

  • Using the Premium tier: As opposed to general-purpose accounts, the Premium tier in Azure Storage uses...