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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


In this chapter, we browsed the vast data landscape of Azure. We split the traditional and modern data technologies to help you understand the possible solutions should you be on the verge of a transition from regular BI to advanced analytics, or from ELT to ETL.

Azure shines in the big data space, and that may be the area where only public cloud providers can make a real difference compared to on-premises systems. We showed you how Azure has both a native big data offering as well as solutions that are open source in origin. Many services are intermingled, but the trend is to let ASA be at the center of everything.

Lastly, we worked on a concrete hands-on exercise to give you a glimpse of what a modern solution might look like. We completed an end-to-end scenario, from data ingestion and real-time queries to surfacing the results on a real-time Power BI dashboard. You should now have a better understanding of when to use what, and how to get started with top-notch data...