SQL Server Data Automation Through Frameworks
Learn to automate SQL Server operations using frameworks built from metadata-driven stored procedures and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Bring all the power of Transact-SQL (T-SQL) and Microsoft .NET to bear on your repetitive data, data integration, and ETL processes. Do this for no added cost over what you've already spent on licensing SQL Server. The tools and methods from this book may be applied to on-premises and Azure SQL Server instances. The SSIS framework from this book works in Azure Data Factory (ADF) and provides DevOps personnel the ability to execute child packages outside a project - functionality not natively available in SSIS.
Frameworks not only reduce the time required to deliver enterprise functionality, but can also accelerate troubleshooting and problem resolution. You'll learn in this book how frameworks also improve code quality by using metadata to drive processes. Much of the work performed by data professionals can be classified as ...
Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, 2nd Edition
You can be incredibly productive with Azure without mastering every feature, function, and service. Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition gets you up and running quickly, teaching you the most important concepts and tasks in 21 practical bite-sized lessons. As you explore the examples, exercises, and labs, you'll pick up valuable skills immediately and take your first steps to Azure mastery! This fully revised new edition covers core changes to the Azure UI, new Azure features, Azure containers, and the upgraded Azure Kubernetes Service.
Microsoft Azure is vast and powerful, offering virtual servers, application templates, and prebuilt services for everything from data storage to AI. To navigate it all, you need a trustworthy guide. In this book, Microsoft engineer and Azure trainer Iain Foulds focuses on core skills for creating cloud-based applications.
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Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide, 3rd Edition
Microsoft Azure is a powerful cloud computing platform that offers a multitude of services and capabilities for organizations of any size moving to a cloud strategy.
Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide Third Edition encapsulates the entire spectrum of measures involved in Azure deployment that includes understanding Azure fundamentals, choosing a suitable cloud architecture, building on design principles, becoming familiar with Azure DevOps, and learning best practices for optimization and management.
The book begins by introducing you to the Azure cloud platform and demonstrating the substantial scope of digital transformation and innovation that can be achieved by leveraging Azure's capabilities. The guide further acquaints you with practical insights on application modernization, Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) deployment, infrastructure management, key application architectures, best practices of Azure DevOp ...
Beginning Apache Spark Using Azure Databricks
Analyze vast amounts of data in record time using Apache Spark with Databricks in the Cloud. Learn the fundamentals, and more, of running analytics on large clusters in Azure and AWS, using Apache Spark with Databricks on top. Discover how to squeeze the most value out of your data at a mere fraction of what classical analytics solutions cost, while at the same time getting the results you need, incrementally faster.
This book explains how the confluence of these pivotal technologies gives you enormous power, and cheaply, when it comes to huge datasets. You will begin by learning how cloud infrastructure makes it possible to scale your code to large amounts of processing units, without having to pay for the machinery in advance. From there you will learn how Apache Spark, an open source framework, can enable all those CPUs for data analytics use. Finally, you will see how services such as Databricks provide the power of Apache Spark, without you having to know anything about ...
Cloud Debugging and Profiling in Microsoft Azure
Use this collection of best practices and tips for assessing the health of a solution. This book provides detailed techniques and instructions to quickly diagnose aspects of your Azure cloud solutions.
The initial chapters of this book introduce you to the many facets of Microsoft Azure explain why and how building for the cloud differs from on-premise development, and outline the need for a comprehensive strategy to debugging and profiling in Azure. You learn the major types of blades (FaaS, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), how different views can be created for different scenarios, and you will become familiar with the Favorites section, Cost Management & Billing blade, support, and Cloud Shell. You also will know how to leverage Application Insights for application performance management, in order to achieve a seamless cloud development experience. Application Insights, Log Analytics, and database storage topics are covered. The authors further guide you on identity security with ...
Hands-On Microservices with C# 8 and .NET Core 3, 3rd Edition
The microservice architectural style promotes the development of complex applications as a suite of small services based on specific business capabilities. With this book, you'll take a hands-on approach to build microservices and deploy them using ASP .NET Core and Microsoft Azure.
You'll start by understanding the concept of microservices and their fundamental characteristics. This microservices book will then introduce a real-world app built as a monolith, currently struggling under increased demand and complexity, and guide you in its transition to microservices using the latest features of C# 8 and .NET Core 3. You'll identify service boundaries, split the application into multiple microservices, and define service contracts. You'll also explore how to configure, deploy, and monitor microservices using Docker and Kubernetes, and implement autoscaling in a microservices architecture for enhanced productivity. Once you've got to grips with reactive microservices, you'll discover ...
Mastering Azure Machine Learning
The increase being seen in data volume today requires distributed systems, powerful algorithms, and scalable cloud infrastructure to compute insights and train and deploy machine learning (ML) models. This book will help you improve your knowledge of building ML models using Azure and end-to-end ML pipelines on the cloud.
The book starts with an overview of an end-to-end ML project and a guide on how to choose the right Azure service for different ML tasks. It then focuses on Azure ML and takes you through the process of data experimentation, data preparation, and feature engineering using Azure ML and Python. You'll learn advanced feature extraction techniques using natural language processing (NLP), classical ML techniques, and the secrets of both a great recommendation engine and a performant computer vision model using deep learning methods. You'll also explore how to train, optimize, and tune models using Azure AutoML and HyperDrive, and perfo ...
Unlocking Blockchain on Azure
Design, architect, and build Blockchain applications with Azure in industrial scenarios to revolutionize conventional processes and data security. This book will empower you to build better decentralized applications that have stronger encryption, better architectures, and effective deployment structures over the cloud.
You'll start with an overview of Blockchain, distributed networks, Azure components in Blockchain, such as Azure Workbench, and independent Blockchain-as-a-service solutions. Next, you'll move on to aspects of Blockchain transactions where the author discusses encryption and distribution along with practical examples. You'll cover permissioned Blockchains and distributed ledgers with the help of use cases of financial institutions, followed by code and development aspects of smart contracts. Here, you will learn how to utilise the templates provided by Azure Resource Manager to quickly develop an Ethereum-based smart contract.
Getting Started with Containers in Azure
Deploy and execute Microsoft Azure container and containerized applications on Azure. This second book in author Shimon Ifrah's series on containers will help you manage and scale containers along with their applications, tools and services.
You'll start by setting up the Azure environment and quickly work through techniques and methods of managing container images with Azure Container Registry (ACR). As you move forward, deploying containerized applications with Azure container instances and Azure Kubernetes Service is discussed in detail, and in the process, you'll see how to install Docker container host on Azure Virtual Machine.
This is followed by a discussion on security in Azure containers where you'll learn how to monitor containers and containerized applications backed by illustrative examples. Next, you will review how to scale containers along with methods for backing up and restoring containers and containerized applic ...
Microsoft Azure Sentinel
Microsoft's cloud-based Azure Sentinel helps you fully leverage advanced AI to automate threat identification and response - without the complexity and scalability challenges of traditional Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions. Now, three of Microsoft's leading experts review all it can do, and guide you step-by-step through planning, deployment, and daily operations. Leveraging in-the-trenches experience supporting early customers, they cover everything from configuration to data ingestion, rule development to incident management... even proactive threat hunting to disrupt attacks before you're exploited.
Three of Microsoft's leading security operations experts show how to: Use Azure Sentinel to respond to today's fast-evolving cybersecurity environment, and leverage the benefits of its cloud-native architecture; Review threat intelligence essentials: attacker motivations, potential targets, and tactics, techniques, and procedures; Explore Azu ...
Integrating Serverless Architecture
Design, develop, build, and deliver an end-to-end serverless architecture by leveraging Azure services, frameworks, and tools. This book offers a holistic approach, guiding you through the design and development of a Twitter Bot application, while leveraging Azure Functions.
Integrating Serverless Architecture begins with an overview of serverless computing and getting started with Azure Functions. Here, you will create a Twitter bot function which scans Twitter for the latest tweets and makes use of dependency injection. Further, you will learn about Azure Cosmos DB where you will cover its change feed mechanism and the repository pattern. You will create a Cosmos DB trigger-based tweet notifier function, which will broadcast the latest tweets to connected clients. You will explore the basics of Azure Service Bus and create a tweet scheduler function, which will prioritize different keywords for the Twitter bot function. Along the way, you will de ...