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Exploring Performance and Scale with Data Options in Azure

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Learn about options for working with data in Microsoft Azure, as well as how to best leverage these options for modern cloud apps.

Relational engines can be a solid choice for working with data, but Microsoft Azure offers many additional options, each with its own unique performance characteristics, features, and capabilities. In this course, Mike Benkovich explores what those options are and how to get the most from your investment. Mike explores storage options, including relational, NoSQL, and document databases, showing the pros and cons of each one. He steps through how to convert a real application that uses SQL Server to use Cosmos DB and Azure Storage. Plus, he looks at how to leverage storage patterns to make the most out of your investment in the cloud.


  • Azure data options for modern cloud apps
  • What you should know
  • Exercise files and the demo app
1. Building Modern Data Applications
  • Data management systems
  • Modern data applications
  • Create a modern data application
  • Becoming a cloud app
  • Azure Blueprints and landing zones
  • Infrastructure deploy
  • Challenge: Create a blueprint
  • Solution: Create a blueprint
2. Working with SQL Azure
  • SQL Azure overview
  • Provisioning SQL Azure database
  • Designing for relational
  • Entity Framework and SQL
  • Data migrations and SQL Azure
  • Cloud features of SQL Azure
  • Challenge: Add core owners table
  • Solution: Add core owners table
3. Working with Cosmos DB
  • Overview of Cosmos DB
  • Provisioning Cosmos DB
  • Coding patterns for Cosmos
  • Code changes for Cosmos SDK
  • Designing for performance in Cosmos
  • Challenge: Convert app to Cosmos
  • Solution: Convert app to Cosmos
4. Using Azure Storage
  • Overview of Azure Storage
  • Provisioning Azure Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Add Azure Storage account
  • Add upload to Blob Storage
  • Azure Table Storage
  • Azure Table Storage
  • Azure Storage Queues
  • Challenge: Queue storage
  • Solution: Queue storage
  • Teardown video
  • Next steps

Taught by

Mike Benkovich

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