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Azure Data Engineering Cookbook

By : Ahmad Osama
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Azure Data Engineering Cookbook

By: Ahmad Osama

Overview of this book

Data engineering is one of the faster growing job areas as Data Engineers are the ones who ensure that the data is extracted, provisioned and the data is of the highest quality for data analysis. This book uses various Azure services to implement and maintain infrastructure to extract data from multiple sources, and then transform and load it for data analysis. It takes you through different techniques for performing big data engineering using Microsoft Azure Data services. It begins by showing you how Azure Blob storage can be used for storing large amounts of unstructured data and how to use it for orchestrating a data workflow. You'll then work with different Cosmos DB APIs and Azure SQL Database. Moving on, you'll discover how to provision an Azure Synapse database and find out how to ingest and analyze data in Azure Synapse. As you advance, you'll cover the design and implementation of batch processing solutions using Azure Data Factory, and understand how to manage, maintain, and secure Azure Data Factory pipelines. You’ll also design and implement batch processing solutions using Azure Databricks and then manage and secure Azure Databricks clusters and jobs. In the concluding chapters, you'll learn how to process streaming data using Azure Stream Analytics and Data Explorer. By the end of this Azure book, you'll have gained the knowledge you need to be able to orchestrate batch and real-time ETL workflows in Microsoft Azure.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Creating an alert to monitor an Azure storage account

We can create an alert on multiple available metrics to monitor an Azure storage account. To create an alert, we need to define the trigger condition and the action to be performed when the alert is triggered. In this recipe, we'll create an alert to send an email if the used capacity metrics for an Azure storage account exceed 5 MB. The used capacity threshold of 5 MB is not a standard and is deliberately kept low to explain the alert functionality.

Getting ready

Before you start, perform the following steps:

  1. Open a web browser and log in to the Azure portal at
  2. Make sure you have an existing storage account. If not, create one using the Provisioning an Azure storage account using the Azure portal recipe.

How to do it…

Follow the given steps to create an alert:

  1. In the Azure portal, locate and open the storage account. In our case, the storage account is packtadestorage...