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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

Looking at the data architecture map

It is no secret that every system and application deals with data, and it is no secret that the importance of data is growing year after year, especially with the rise of AI. Data volumes are higher than ever before. Companies need to find ways to store data efficiently and at a reasonable cost while being able to get insights from it. In this chapter, we will browse the vast data landscape of Azure. A reduced version of our data architecture map is shown in Figure 6.1:

Figure 6.1 – The data architecture map (reduced)

Figure 6.1 – The data architecture map (reduced)

Important note

To see the full data architecture map (Figure 6.1), you can download the PDF file at

Our map has five top-level groups:

  • BIG DATA: The public cloud is probably the only viable option that deals with real big data. However, big data services...