Understanding Azure Data Factory
Improve your analytics and data platform to solve major challenges, including operationalizing big data and advanced analytics workloads on Azure. You will learn how to monitor complex pipelines, set alerts, and extend your organization's custom monitoring requirements.
This book starts with an overview of the Azure Data Factory as a hybrid ETL/ELT orchestration service on Azure. The book then dives into data movement and the connectivity capability of Azure Data Factory. You will learn about the support for hybrid data integration from disparate sources such as on-premise, cloud, or from SaaS applications. Detailed guidance is provided on how to transform data and on control flow. Demonstration of operationalizing the pipelines and ETL with SSIS is included. You will know how to leverage Azure Data Factory to run existing SSIS packages. As you advance through the book, you will wrap up by learning how to create a single pane for end-to-end monitoring, which is ...
Developing Bots with QnA Maker Service
Learn to develop bots with zero coding knowledge using the Azure Cognitive QnA Maker service, a GUI cognitive service from Microsoft. This book shows you how to integrate QnA Maker with the Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Bot Framework, along with how to integrate your bot with social channels such as Web Chat, and Telegram.
You will learn what QnA Maker is, why you should use this service in enterprise settings, when you should use this service, and how you should use the service. Developing Bots with QnA Maker Service takes you through the QnA Maker FAQ knowledge base with Azure Bot Service, where you will discover how to get started with a web app bot using the Azure portal. This section culminates in deploying your bot on Azure Web App, making your bot live.
Next, you will learn QnA Maker with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio 2017 along with ways to manage QnA Maker service post deployment. Finally, you will learn how to add media conten ...
Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook, 2nd Edition
Microsoft provides a solution for easily running small segments of code in the cloud with Azure Functions. The second edition of Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook starts with intermediate-level recipes on serverless computing along with some use cases demonstrating the benefits and key features of Azure Functions. You'll explore the core aspects of Azure Functions, such as the services it provides, how you can develop and write Azure Functions, and how to monitor and troubleshoot them.
As you make your way through the chapters, you'll get practical recipes on integrating DevOps with Azure Functions, and providing continuous integration and continuous deployment with Azure DevOps. This book also provides hands-on, step-by-step tutorials based on real-world serverless use cases to guide you through configuring and setting up your serverless environments with ease. You will also learn how to build solutions for complex, real-world, wor ...
Hands-On Azure for Developers
Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest growing public cloud service providers in the market currently, and also holds the second highest market share after AWS. Azure has a sophisticated set of services that will help you build fault-tolerant and scalable cloud-based applications.
Hands-On Azure for Developers will take you on a journey through multiple PaaS services available in Azure including App Services, Functions, and Service Fabric, and explain in detail how to build a complete and reliable system with ease. You will learn about how to maximize your skills when building cloud-based solutions leveraging different SQL/NoSQL databases, serverless and messaging components, and even search engines such as Azure Search. In the concluding chapters, this book covers more advanced scenarios such as scalability best practices, serving static content with Azure CDN, and distributing loads with Azure Traffic Manager.
By the end of the bo ...
Implementing Azure Solutions, 2nd Edition
Microsoft Azure offers numerous solutions that can shape the future of any business. However, the major challenge that architects and administrators face lies in implementing these solutions.
Implementing Azure Solutions helps you overcome this challenge by enabling you to implement Azure Solutions effectively. The book begins by guiding you in choosing the backend structure for your solutions. You will then work with the Azure toolkit and learn how to use Azure Managed Apps to share your solutions with the Azure service catalog. The book then focuses on various implementation techniques and best practices such as implementing Azure Cloud Services by configuring, deploying, and managing cloud services. As you progress through the chapters, you'll learn how to work with Azure-managed Kubernetes and Azure Container Services.
By the end of the book, you will be able to build robust cloud solutions on Azure. ...
Hands-On Machine Learning with Azure
Implementing Machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the cloud had not been possible earlier due to the lack of processing power and storage. However, Azure has created ML and AI services that are easy to implement in the cloud. Hands-On Machine Learning with Azure teaches you how to perform advanced ML projects in the cloud in a cost-effective way.
The book begins by covering the benefits of ML and AI in the cloud. You will then explore Microsoft's Team Data Science Process to establish a repeatable process for successful AI development and implementation. You will also gain an understanding of AI technologies available in Azure and the Cognitive Services APIs to integrate them into bot applications.This book lets you explore prebuilt templates with Azure Machine Learning Studio and build a model using canned algorithms that can be deployed as web services. The book then takes you through a preconfigured series of virtual machines in ...
Hands-On Cloud Solutions with Azure
Azure provides cloud-based solutions to support your business demands. Building and running solutions on Azure will help your business maximize the return on investment and minimize the total cost of ownership.
Hands-On Cloud Solutions with Azure focuses on addressing the architectural decisions that usually arise when you design or migrate a solution to Microsoft Azure. You will start by designing the building blocks of infrastructure solution on Azure such as Azure compute, storage, and networking, followed by exploring the database options it offers. You will get to grips with designing scalable web and mobile solutions and understand where to host your Active Directory and Identity Solution. Moving on, you'll learn how to extend DevOps to Azure.
You will also beneft from some exciting services that enable extremely smooth operations and streamlined DevOps between on-premises and cloud. The book will help you to design a secure environment fo ...
Migrating to Azure
Design an enterprise solution from scratch that allows the migration of a legacy application. Begin with the planning and design phase and be guided through all the stages of selecting the architecture framework that fits your enterprise.
Join Microsoft MVP Josh Garverick as he addresses all major areas of design and implementation - application, infrastructure, data, security, and deployment - while leveraging the power and tools of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to bring DevOps to the forefront.
With an emphasis on principles and best practices of enterprise design, you will discover how to recognize existing patterns within the legacy platform and to identify potential risks, bottlenecks, and candidates for automation.
Accurately and completely capture baseline information about a legacy system; Leverage enterprise patterns for constructing next-generation platforms in the cloud; Design, plan, and implement deployment pipelines to enable continuous delivery; Identify an ...
Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure
Azure continues to dominate the public cloud market and grow rapidly thanks to a number of recent innovations. Azure's wide range of services and support has led to a large number of customers switching to Azure cloud.
Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure starts with the basics of Azure cloud fundamentals and key concepts of the cloud computing ecosystem and services. Then, you will gradually get acquainted with core services provided by Azure including Azure VNet, types and assignments of IP addresses, and network security groups. You will also work on creating and administering Azure Virtual Machines, types of virtual machines (VMs), and design VM solutions based on computing workloads. As you make your way through the chapters, you will explore Azure App Service, discover how to host your web apps in Azure and monitor and troubleshoot them. In the concluding chapters, you will learn more complex and abstract service ...
Guide to NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB
Cosmos DB is a NoSQL database service included in Azure that is continuously adding new features and has quickly become one of the most innovative services found in Azure targeting mission-critical applications at a global scale. This book starts off by showing you the main features of Cosmos DB, their supported NoSQL data models and the foundations of its scalable and distributed architecture. You will learn to work with the latest available tools that simplify your tasks with Cosmos DB and reduce development costs, such as the Data Explorer in the Azure portal, Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer, and the Cosmos DB Emulator.
Next, move on to working with databases and document collections. We will use the tools to run schema agnostic queries against collections with the Cosmos DB SQL dialect and understand their results. Then, we will create a first version of an application that uses the latest .NET Core SDK to interact with Cosmos DB. Next, we will creat ...
Deep Learning with Azure
Get up-to-speed with Microsoft's AI Platform. Learn to innovate and accelerate with open and powerful tools and services that bring artificial intelligence to every data scientist and developer.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new normal. Innovations in deep learning algorithms and hardware are happening at a rapid pace. It is no longer a question of should I build AI into my business, but more about where do I begin and how do I get started with AI?
Written by expert data scientists at Microsoft, Deep Learning with the Microsoft AI Platform helps you with the how-to of doing deep learning on Azure and leveraging deep learning to create innovative and intelligent solutions. Benefit from guidance on where to begin your AI adventure, and learn how the cloud provides you with all the tools, infrastructure, and services you need to do AI.
Become familiar with the tools, infrastructure, and services available for deep learning on Microsoft Azure such as Azure ...