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Stream Analytics with Microsoft Azure

By : Krishnaswamy Venkataraman, Anindita Basak, Ryan Murphy, Manpreet Singh
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Stream Analytics with Microsoft Azure

By: Krishnaswamy Venkataraman, Anindita Basak, Ryan Murphy, Manpreet Singh

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is a very popular cloud computing service used by many organizations around the world. Its latest analytics offering, Stream Analytics, allows you to process and get actionable insights from different kinds of data in real-time. This book is your guide to understanding the basics of how Azure Stream Analytics works, and building your own analytics solution using its capabilities. You will start with understanding what Stream Analytics is, and why it is a popular choice for getting real-time insights from data. Then, you will be introduced to Azure Stream Analytics, and see how you can use the tools and functions in Azure to develop your own Streaming Analytics. Over the course of the book, you will be given comparative analytic guidance on using Azure Streaming with other Microsoft Data Platform resources such as Big Data Lambda Architecture integration for real time data analysis and differences of scenarios for architecture designing with Azure HDInsight Hadoop clusters with Storm or Stream Analytics. The book also shows you how you can manage, monitor, and scale your solution for optimal performance. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed in using Azure Stream Analytics to develop an efficient analytics solution that can work with any type of data.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Comparison between Azure Stream Analytics and Azure HDInsight Storm

Microsoft announced the availability of a managed real-time data stream engine- Azure Stream Analytics in late 2014, then within a few months, also declared the offering of an interactive open source big data framework—Apache Storm with Azure Hadoop clusters as HDInsight Storm. As an open source tool, Storm with HDInsight has got the capability of integrating with programming languages like Java and Python along with support in Visual Studio IDE using .NET-based APIs for development on Storm applications, Storm HBase, Storm Event Hub, Storm with Document DB/Azure SQL DB reader, and writer sample demos. Both real-time stream processing solutions are offered as managed Platform as a Service (Paas) models, where users will be charged per unit of clusters and the number of running Storm cluster hours in HDInsight; whereas Stream Analytics charging is based on the provisioned number of Streaming Units and the amount of data processed...