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Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook

By : Praveen Kumar Sreeram
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Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook

By: Praveen Kumar Sreeram

Overview of this book

Microsoft provides a solution to easily run small segment of code in the Cloud with Azure Functions. Azure Functions provides solutions for processing data, integrating systems, and building simple APIs and microservices. The book starts with intermediate-level recipes on serverless computing along with some use cases on benefits and key features of Azure Functions. Then, we’ll deep dive into the core aspects of Azure Functions such as the services it provides, how you can develop and write Azure functions, and how to monitor and troubleshoot them. Moving on, you’ll get practical recipes on integrating DevOps with Azure functions, and providing continuous integration and continous deployment with Visual Studio Team Services. It also provides hands-on steps and tutorials based on real-world serverless use cases, to guide you through configuring and setting up your serverless environments with ease. Finally, you’ll see how to manage Azure functions, providing enterprise-level security and compliance to your serverless code architecture. By the end of this book, you will have all the skills required to work with serverless code architecture, providing continuous delivery to your users.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Azure SQL Database interactions using Azure Functions

So far, you have learned how to store data in Azure Storage services such as Blobs, Queues, and Tables. All these storage services are great for storing non-structured or semi-structured data. However, we might have requirements for storing data in relational database management systems such as Azure SQL Database.

In this recipe, you will learn how to utilize ADO.NET API to connect to the Azure SQL Database and insert JSON data into a table named EmployeeInfo.

Getting ready

Navigate to the Azure Management portal and create the following:

  1. Create a logical SQL Server named AzureCookbook in the same resource group where you have your Azure Functions.
  2. Create an Azure SQL...