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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

Getting our hands dirty with a near real-time data streaming use case

The time has come to get more acquainted with a few data services. One of the beauties of the cloud is the possibility to ingest and analyze large amounts of data, which are typically involved in big data scenarios. However, big data services can also handle small amounts of data at a very affordable price. To give you a glimpse of what native Azure services can do for you, we will build a quick solution from scratch, and then we'll see it in action.

Here is the scenario:

We have radars located in different cities, and we want to have a real-time dashboard showing both vehicles going over the speed limit and vehicles observing the speed limit (or less).

To make your life easy, we created a small .NET Core console app that simulates the radars. You can download the app from