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Aveek Das
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Deploy Python apps to Azure Functions using Visual Studio Code

July 10, 2020 by

In this article, we are going to build a small python application and deploy it to Azure Functions. The development and the deployment will be done using the Visual Studio (VS) Code. As you might be aware, VS Code is one of the most widely used and preferred code editors for programmers. It is a cross-platform tool, which means you can install this tool on any operating system of your choice, starting from Windows, Linux, or Mac OS.

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Aveek Das
Function URL up and running

Getting started with Azure Function Apps

June 25, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain how to get started with Azure Function Apps. In my previous article, An introduction to Serverless Applications, I have mentioned the serverless architecture and the various cloud offerings to develop serverless applications. As we know, in serverless architecture, the users only write the business logic code, and all other worries are taken care of by the cloud provider. This helps businesses to quickly implement solutions and ship it to customers with more quality. Also, another important point about serverless applications is that they are scalable on-demand, which means as a developer, we no longer need to monitor or manually pull up the resources when the executions are more.

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Aveek Das
AWS Lambda – Serverless Applications

An introduction to Serverless Applications

June 25, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to describe what are serverless applications and how are these developed. I will also introduce the concepts of serverless computing and how to deploy one using Azure Functions. This article is targeted towards most of the data professionals who want to gain some basic knowledge of serverless applications and the underlying architecture and cloud computing. In recent times, cloud computing has become one of the most important domains for many big organizations and it has thus become essential for all to have some basic information on the same.

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Dinesh Asanka
Experiement configuration is Azure ML Studio.

Introduction to Azure Machine Learning using Azure ML Studio

June 18, 2020 by

Introduction

Let us see how Azure ML studio can be used to create machine learning models and how to consume them in this series. As we discussed during the data mining series, we identified the challenges in the predictions in data. In the Azure Machine learning platform, machine learning workflows can be defined in easy scale models in the cloud environment. Today will be looking at how datasets can be uploaded.

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Aveek Das
SQL Database created

Working with Azure SQL databases using Azure CLI 2.0

May 22, 2020 by

In my previous article, Getting started with Azure CLI 2.0, I have explained how to get started with the Azure CLI 2.0. I have also explained how to install it on a local machine and demonstrated a few commands. In this article, I’m going to explain how to create a SQL Database using Azure CLI 2.0. Further, in the later part of the article, I’ll also show how to create a backup of the SQL Database using Azure CLI. Creating a SQL Database using the Azure CLI helps us to get things automated and removes the error-prone manual creation of the databases and backups.

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Aveek Das
Azure Cloud Shell

Getting started with Azure CLI 2.0

May 12, 2020 by

In this article, we are going to understand what Azure CLI is and how to work with it. For the purpose of this article, we will take the version 2.0 to demonstrate the features and functionalities. The Azure CLI, as the name suggests is a cross- platform and open-source command-line tool that we can use to create or manage resources in the Azure Portal. This tool gives us the ability to issue commands right from the windows command prompt and deal with the Azure resources. Since this tool is a cross-platform, that means the users can easily install the utility on Windows, Linux or Mac OS and still work with the same set of commands without making any changes.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
List of all database services provided by Azure

Deploying Azure Databases for MySQL server using Azure Portal

April 24, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain the step by step process to create an Azure Database for MySQL Server. Azure Database for MySQL is a fully-managed database as a service that uses MySQL community edition. It can manage the mission-critical workload with dynamic scalability. We can use it to develop various applications that leverage open-source tools and cross-platform applications. Let me explain these steps of a deployment process of MySQL Server on Azure.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
Data loaded in the Power Query editor

How to access data from Azure Blob Storage using Power BI

March 17, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain how we can access the data from the Azure Blob Storage using Power BI. To do that, we are going to use the below tools:

  1. Azure BLOB Storage account: We have uploaded the source CSV file to it
  2. Power Query editor: To choose the data that we want to load in the Power BI report
  3. Power BI Desktop: To view the data imported from the CSV file
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Timothy Smith
The two web apps may add to our Azure costs, but offset costs associated with downtime

Situations When We May Want Higher Azure Costs

June 17, 2019 by

We’ve looked at methods to reduce costs within Azure. We may experience situations where a slight increase in Azure costs will benefit us to help protect our resources and customers when it involves security or other critical updates. When we consider these situations, we must keep up-to-date with the latest patches, updates to development libraries, as well as the possible effects of these updates to our existing code. Likewise, related to resource usage, a resource may be unused or seldom used by a percent of our customers that we keep when we’re ready to switch all our customers while we make the appropriate upgrades to our resources to help with costs. We’ll look at some techniques that we can use to manage the challenge of critical updates while also keeping costs down, or putting costs into a context about what may be more expensive.

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Timothy Smith
On the overview selection, we can show data about this VMs use to monitor for Azure costs over various time periods

Finding Unused Resources Impacting Azure Costs

June 10, 2019 by

To reduce Azure costs on unused and unnecessary resources, we should design with prevention in mind – considering whether we want to commit to reserved use or test with a pay-as-we-go model. We may experience situations where we already have many resources, but are unsure of their use – are these consistently used, sometimes used, never used? Before we can answer whether an unused resource (or what appears to be an unused resource) is unnecessary, we have to determine whether it’s used. In this tip, we’ll look at this challenge.

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Timothy Smith
We see information related to our budget, such as the currency, among, start date, etc

Tracking Azure Costs with Cost Management

June 3, 2019 by

The Azure Portal offers the free tool Cost Management that we can use for managing Azure costs. As we’ll see, we can use this tool to organize how we manage our spending along with setting limits for thresholds to alert the appropriate members. While this tool can be useful for our organization, it has the potential to cause noise or disruptions, so we still want to review how we use it within our organization for managing the spending of our teams.

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Timothy Smith
In Settings under our container in our Azure Cosmos DB, we see the options that we’ll use for our template

Creating Containers with PowerShell For Azure Cosmos DB

May 30, 2019 by

In many situations, we will develop, test or prove new concepts by horizontally scaling new SQL API containers in Azure Cosmos DB over possibly using existing containers. As we’ve seen in previous tips, we can create and remove Cosmos database accounts and databases by using the Azure Portal or PowerShell’s Az module along with making some updates to the configuration, such as the RUs for performance reasons. Similarly, we can create and remove a container through the Azure Portal along with creating and removing the container with PowerShell’s Az module.

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