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Azure Integration Guide for Business

By : Joshua Garverick, Jack Lee, Mélony Qin, Trevoir Williams
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Azure Integration Guide for Business

By: Joshua Garverick, Jack Lee, Mélony Qin, Trevoir Williams

Overview of this book

Azure Integration Guide for Business is essential for decision makers planning to transform their business with Microsoft Azure. The Microsoft Azure cloud platform can improve the availability, scalability, and cost-efficiency of any business. The guidance in this book will help decision makers gain valuable insights into proactively managing their applications and infrastructure. You'll learn to apply best practices in Azure Virtual Network and Azure Storage design, ensuring an efficient and secure cloud infrastructure. You'll also discover how to automate Azure through Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and leverage various Azure services to support OLTP applications. Next, you’ll explore how to implement Azure offerings for event-driven architectural solutions and serverless applications. Additionally, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge on how to develop an automated, secure, and scalable solutions. Core elements of the Azure ecosystem will be discussed in the final chapters of the book, such as big data solutions, cost governance, and best practices to help you optimize your business. By the end of this book, you’ll understand what a well-architected Azure solution looks like and how to lead your organization toward a tailored Azure solution that meets your business needs.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Choosing the right service

As with any service available in the cloud, it is important to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of choosing one type of service over another, and this is applicable to database services as well. There are a few aspects that should help drive the decision toward the service you choose, along with some related questions you should ask regarding the use case you’re trying to address when planning for OLTP applications. There is also an informational page on OLTP data stores in the Azure Architecture Center that gives some side-by-side comparisons of key database services and features:

  • Non-functional requirements:
    • Availability: What is the guaranteed uptime of the database service? Does it meet the uptime requirements of your application?
    • Maintainability: Is the database service mostly, if not fully, managed by the platform? Are there any aspects of the service that require additional configuration? If so, how complicated is that configuration?
    • Observability...