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Implementing Azure Cloud Design Patterns

By : Oliver Michalski, Stefano Demiliani
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Implementing Azure Cloud Design Patterns

By: Oliver Michalski, Stefano Demiliani

Overview of this book

A well designed cloud infrastructure covers factors such as consistency, maintenance, simplified administration and development, and reusability. Hence it is important to choose the right architectural pattern as it has a huge impact on the quality of cloud-hosted services. This book covers all Azure design patterns and functionalities to help you build your cloud infrastructure so it fits your system requirements. This book initially covers design patterns that are focused on factors such as availability and data management/monitoring. Then the focus shifts to complex design patterns such as multitasking, improving scalability, valet keys, and so on, with practical use cases. The book also supplies best practices to improve the security and performance of your cloud. By the end of this book, you will thoroughly be familiar with the different design and architectural patterns available with Windows Azure and capable of choosing the best pattern for your system.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
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Which Azure data services are available?

In the first section, I gave you the necessary theoretical knowledge. Now, in the second part, we will look at the actual offer.

Let's take a look at the first diagram. Since the offer is very extensive, I have divided the area into nine categories:

  • Management
  • Processing
  • Storage
  • SQL as a service
  • NoSQL as a service
  • Big data
  • Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Virtualization


The first category we will consider is management or data management. In general, the capabilities in the area of management are usually linked to the individual Azure data services themselves.

In some other cases, the management area is also linked to on-premises tools (for example, Azure SQL Database with the SQL Server Management Studio)

Now the question arises—what does this category do or why does the category exist at all?

Simple answer—there is still a special, cross-service offer, which I will introduce to you now, called Azure Data Catalog:

Azure Data Catalog

Azure Data Catalog...