Pro Serverless Data Handling with Microsoft Azure: Architecting ETL and Data-Driven Applications in the Cloud

  • 3h 57m
  • Frank Geisler, ​Dr. Benjamin Kettner
  • Apress
  • 2022

Design and build architectures on the Microsoft Azure platform specifically for data-driven and ETL applications. Modern cloud architectures rely on serverless components more than ever, and this book helps you identify those components of data-driven or ETL applications that can be tackled using the technologies available on the Azure platform. The book shows you which Azure components are best suited to form a strong foundation for data-driven applications in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

If you are a solution architect or a decision maker, the conceptual aspects of this book will help you gain a deeper understanding of the underlying technology and its capabilities. You will understand how to develop using Azure Functions, Azure Data Factory, Logic Apps, and to employ serverless databases in your application to achieve the best scalability and design. If you are a developer, you will benefit from the hands-on approach used throughout this book. Many practical examples and architectures applied in real-world projects will be valuable to you on your path to serverless success.

What You Will Learn

  • Know what services are available in Microsoft Azure that can deal with large amounts of data
  • Design modern data applications based on serverless technology in the cloud
  • Transform and present data without the use of infrastructure
  • Employ proven design patterns for rapid implementation of serverless data applications
  • Choose the correct set of development tools for the services you are using
  • Understand the term "serverless" and how it can be a benefit
  • Identify scenarios in which serverless is not the best option available

About the Author

Dr. Benjamin Kettner is co-founder and CTO of ML!PA Consulting GmbH. Since 2020, he has been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and a Friend of Red Gate. He received his doctorate in applied mathematics at the Free University of Berlin in 2012. At the time of his doctorate, he was a member of the DFG Research Center Matheon-Mathematics for Key Technologies, and a member of the Computational Nano Optics group at the Zuse Institute Berlin.

Frank Geisler is owner and CEO of GDS Business Intelligence GmbH, a Microsoft Gold Partner in five categories. He is located in Lüdinghausen, in the lovely Münsterland. He is a Data Platform MVP, MCT, MCSE-Business Intelligence, MCSE-Data Platform, MCSE-Azure Solutions Architect, and DevOps Engineer Expert. In his job he is building business intelligence systems based on Microsoft technologies, mainly on SQL Server and Microsoft Azure. He has also a strong focus on Database DevOps.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Azure Basics
  • Serverless Computing
  • Data-Driven Applications
  • Azure Functions
  • Logic Apps
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Database and Storage Options
  • IoT Hub, Event Hub, and Streaming Data
  • Power BI
  • Achieving Resiliency
  • Queues, Messages, and Commands
  • Processing Streams of Data
  • Monitoring Serverless Applications
  • Tools and Helpers
  • Data-Loading Patterns
  • Data Storage Patterns
  • Architecture for a Modern Data-Driven Application


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