Live Streaming with Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics is a Cloud service in Azure that is used to process real time streams of data. The input for live data can be Azure event hub, an...

Azure Automation Hybrid Runbook Worker

Introduction A Hybrid Runbook is an Azure automation runbook that runs on a dedicated virtual machine. “Regular” automation runbooks cannot access resources in other clouds or on-premises. The Hybrid Runbook...

DSC with Infrastructure-As-Code and Azure Automation is a potent combination

Introduction This article shows how DSC, infrastructure-as-code and Azure Automation play together by presenting a fully automated sample of a vm that is provisioned using an ARM template and a...

Azure VM Gold Images

In this article I show how to create and deploy custom images (also known as Gold Images) in Azure. A Gold image is a fully patched image that had all...

Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Above pic. shows that each compute node has a db (a distribution). A control node controlls all compute nodes. Storage and compute can be scaled independently. Distribution Methods and Keys...

Pagination Strategy for Cosmosdb APIs

Introduction In this post, I discuss two approaches for providing pagination functionality to a CosmosDb Telemetry API that follows the JSON API Spec for Pagination, which specifies that a JSON...

Security Strategy for CosmosDB APIs

Introduction In a recent engagement I had to devise a way to secure a Json Api that surfaced data from a Azure CosmosDb collection. The use case was that a...

AWS Operational Excellence

In this post, we will look at Relationship between stacks and templates Use parameters to pass values to stacks Understand stack update behaviors and policies Use stack outputs This post...

AWS Networking

Study notes on Pluralsight AWSNetworking web-vpc (VPC #1 Public VPC) VPC Name: web-vpc CIDR: 10.1.0.0/16 Public subnet Name: web-pub CIDR: 10.1.254.0/24 Zone: us-east-1a Route Table (aka “Implied Router”) Create a...

CosmosDb

Introducing Azure Cosmos DB Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s new globally distributed, multi-model database service. Azure Cosmos DB offers a turn-key database service that allows you to create a database...