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The Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook

By : Stéphane Eyskens, Ed Price
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The Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook

By: Stéphane Eyskens, Ed Price

Overview of this book

Azure offers a wide range of services that enable a million ways to architect your solutions. Complete with original maps and expert analysis, this book will help you to explore Azure and choose the best solutions for your unique requirements. Starting with the key aspects of architecture, this book shows you how to map different architectural perspectives and covers a variety of use cases for each architectural discipline. You'll get acquainted with the basic cloud vocabulary and learn which strategic aspects to consider for a successful cloud journey. As you advance through the chapters, you'll understand technical considerations from the perspective of a solutions architect. You'll then explore infrastructure aspects, such as network, disaster recovery, and high availability, and leverage Infrastructure as Code (IaC) through ARM templates, Bicep, and Terraform. The book also guides you through cloud design patterns, distributed architecture, and ecosystem solutions, such as Dapr, from an application architect's perspective. You'll work with both traditional (ETL and OLAP) and modern data practices (big data and advanced analytics) in the cloud and finally get to grips with cloud native security. By the end of this book, you'll have picked up best practices and more rounded knowledge of the different architectural perspectives.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Section 1: Solution and Infrastructure
Section 2: Application Development, Data, and Security
Section 3: Summary

Exploring the Azure Application Architecture Map

In this section, we are going to explore the Azure Application Architecture Map. The purpose of this map is to help you find relevant services, with regard to cloud and cloud-native design patterns. It also browses the different data options for BASE and ACID database engines because data is part of every application.

In Chapter 1, Getting Started as an Azure Architect, we saw that the application architect mainly focuses on the programming languages, Software Development Kit (SDKs), and design patterns in general. As a metaphor, we could say that application architects remain at layer 7 of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Therefore, we will review these patterns, as well as some of the useful libraries you can use in your applications. To remain on the Microsoft ecosystem, we will mostly list .NET Core libraries, although most of them are also available in other programming languages:

Figure 5.3 – The Azure Application Architecture Map