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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

Cognitive Search – adding AI to the indexing workload

When creating and managing an index, you must always make sure that you have selected all the required fields and marked them as searchable where needed. Additionally, we are limited to the current service functionalities, so we cannot use things such as image or natural language processing. Fortunately, Azure Cognitive Search now supports AI enrichment of your indexing operations, allowing for richer analysis using more vectors. In this chapter, you will learn how to configure it so that you can start using it from the very beginning.

Configuring cognitive skills

Cognitive Search can be configured when importing data for your service. When you click on the Import data button, you will see that one of the available tabs gives you the possibility to add AI through cognitive skills:

Figure 5.14 – Cognitive skills screen

There is a list of cognitive skills (called enrichments) that can be...