Hands-on Cloud Analytics with Microsoft Azure Stack: Transform Your Data to Derive Powerful Insights Using Microsoft Azure

  • 4h 16m
  • Prashila Naik
  • BPB Publications
  • 2020

Explore and work with various Microsoft Azure services for real-time Data Analytics

Key Features

  • Understanding what Azure can do with your data
  • Understanding the analytics services offered by Azure
  • Understand how data can be transformed to generate more data
  • Understand what is done after a Machine Learning model is built
  • Go through some Data Analytics real-world use cases


Data is the key input for Analytics. Building and implementing data platforms such as Data Lakes, modern Data Marts, and Analytics at scale require the right cloud platform that Azure provides through its services.The book starts by sharing how analytics has evolved and continues to evolve. Following the introduction, you will deep dive into ingestion technologies. You will learn about Data processing services in Azure. You will next learn about what is meant by a Data Lake and understand how Azure Data Lake Storage is used for analytical workloads. You will then learn about critical services that will provide actual Machine Learning capabilities in Azure.

The book also talks about Azure Data Catalog for cataloging, Azure AD for Access Management, Web Apps and PowerApps for cloud web applications, Cognitive services for Speech, Vision, Search and Language, Azure VM for computing and Data Science VMs, Functions as serverless computing, Kubernetes and Containers as deployment options. Towards the end, the book discusses two use cases on Analytics.

What will you learn

  • Explore and work with various Azure services
  • Orchestrate and ingest data using Azure Data Factory
  • Learn how to use Azure Stream Analytics
  • Get to know more about Synapse Analytics and its features
  • Learn how to use Azure Analysis Services and its functionalities

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who has basic to intermediate knowledge of cloud and analytics concepts and wants to use Microsoft Azure for Data Analytics. This book will also benefit Data Scientists who want to use Azure for Machine Learning.

About the Author

Prashila Naik has over 16 years of experience in the tech sector. She has worked for multiple global organizations, primarily in the data and analytics space. She has seen data and analytics grow from strength to strength and thinks it will always be one of the most interesting areas in technology ever. She is also a writer who primarily writes creative fiction and non-fiction, as well as an occasional translator. Her short stories have been published in various leading literary journals in India and elsewhere. Your LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prashila-naik-7645604

In this Book

  • Data and its Power
  • Evolution of Analytics and its Types
  • Internet of Things
  • AI and ML
  • Why Cloud?
  • What is a Data Lake and a Modern Datawarehouse/Mart
  • Introduction to Azure Services
  • Types of Data
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Stream Analytics
  • Azure Data Lake Store and Azure Storage
  • Cosmos DB
  • Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Databricks
  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Power BI
  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Sample Real-Time and Batch Architectures and Synergies
  • Azure Data Catalog
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Web Apps
  • Power Apps
  • IoT Time Series Insights
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Containers
  • Azure Kubernetes
  • Use Case 1
  • Use Case 2


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