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The Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook

By : Stéphane Eyskens, Ed Price
Book Image

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

Technical requirements

If you want to practice the explanations provided in this chapter, you will need the following:

  • An Azure subscription: To create your free Azure account, follow the steps explained at
  • A Power BI workspace (with a Power BI Pro license): To create a free Power BI account, follow the steps explained at
  • A shell system: This could be DOS, PowerShell, or even Bash on Linux. This is required to run the executable .NET Core app that we have built for you toward the end of this chapter. We will provide explanations on how to start the application with DOS.

All the code and maps (in full size) used in this chapter are available at

Let's start with our data architecture map.

The CiA videos for this book can be viewed at: