Book Image

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


In this chapter, you have learned a bit about ADLS, an Azure service designed to store an almost unlimited amount of data without affecting its structure. We have covered things such as data structure, security features, and best practices, so you should be able to get started on your own and build your very first solution based on this Azure component. Bear in mind that what can easily replace Blob Storage—for example—all depends on your requirements and expectations. If you’re looking for a more flexible security model, better performance, and better limits, ADLS is for you. This ends this part of the book, which included services for storing data, monitoring services, and performing communication between them.

In the next chapter, you will learn more about scaling, performance, and maintainability in Azure.