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Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure

By : Roberto Freato, Marco Parenzan
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Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure

By: Roberto Freato, Marco Parenzan

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. This book starts by helping you set up a professional development environments in the cloud and integrating them with your local environment to achieve improved efficiency. You will move on to create front-end and back-end services, and then build cross-platform applications using Azure. Next you’ll get to grips with advanced techniques used to analyze usage data and automate billing operations. Following on from that, you will gain knowledge of how you can extend your on-premise solution to the cloud and move data in a pipeline. In a nutshell, this book will show you how to build high-quality, end-to-end services using Microsoft Azure. By the end of this book, you will have the skillset needed to successfully set up, develop, and manage a full-stack Azure infrastructure.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Searching in catalogs via Azure Search

To create the Azure Search service, you need to enter into the Azure portal and go to New | Data + Storage | Azure Search. Similar to other Azure services, you need to select:

  • A lowercase name for the public and global endpoint (

  • The resource group

  • The location where the service is deployed

  • The pricing tier

You pay for what you use. Azure Search can be classified as a NoSQL key/value store database, as it stores JSON objects in indexes for subsequent search and access. The features include:

  • The pricing is the expression of resources

  • Partitions, as the data is distributed to perform searches in parallel

  • Search units, as a virtual unit of computing

  • 25 GB and 15 million documents per partition


    At the time of writing this book (Fall 2015), only two pricing levels are available: free tier, which is described as a non-production level service, and standard tier, which is generically expensive. It is probable that in the future, new tiers will...