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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 EDAs

In this section, we will dive into the EDA world in a more concrete way. Our objective is to make you familiar with some of the Azure services that help build EDA solutions. By the end of this section, you will understand the basics of Azure Service Bus, Azure Event Hub, and real-time processing with Stream Analytics.

In Chapter 2, Solution Architecture, we described and explained the EDA map, as shown in Figure 5.21:

Figure 5.21 – The EDA map

Figure 5.21 – The EDA map

Instead of re-explaining what we have already discussed, let's add some messaging and event capabilities to the application that we developed in Chapter 2, Solution Architecture, in the Solution architecture use case section. As a reminder, the initial scenario was the following:

Contoso needs a configurable workflow tool that allows you to orchestrate multiple resource-intensive tasks. Each task must launch large datasets to perform in-memory calculations. For some reason, the datasets...