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|Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure
This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices.
The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form.
Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight - Technical Overview
In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly�specifically, Microsoft�s HDInsight service.
Cloud Design Patterns: Prescriptive Architecture Guidance for Cloud Applications
Cloud applications have a unique set of characteristics. They run on commodity hardware, provide services to untrusted users, and deal with unpredictable workloads. These factors impose a range of problems that you, as a designer or developer, need to resolve. Your applications must be resilient so that they can recover from failures, secure to protect services from malicious attacks, and elastic in order to respond to an ever changing workload.
Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model
Storage is a huge part of the annual IT budget. For many customers it is the largest component of their IT budget. They are willing to over-spend on storage every year because they are conservative about changing the ways they do things. But, they know they have to do some things differently because their old methods don't scale (data growth year to year is the root cause and is unstoppable) There can be extremely negative exposures from downtime if storage goes haywire and customer data is lost. Hybrid cloud storage solutions provide a secure, scalable, and affordable option.
Windows Azure SQL Reporting Succinctly
Windows Azure SQL Reporting provides a flexible platform for managing and viewing reports. Its cloud-based architecture means that its services are instantly scalable for any number of users�adding and removing servers through Windows Azure is significantly simpler than managing on-site servers�and maintenance costs are kept to a minimum.
Grid Computing - Technology and Applications, Widespread Coverage and New Horizons
Grid research, rooted in distributed and high performance computing, started in mid-to-late 1990s. Soon afterwards, national and international research and development authorities realized the importance of the Grid and gave it a primary position on their research and development agenda. The Grid evolved from tackling data and compute-intensive problems, to addressing global-scale scientific projects, connecting businesses across the supply chain, and becoming a World Wide Grid integrated in our daily routine activities.
Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure
This book provides in-depth guidance on how to architect and build hybrid solutions on and with the Windows Azure platform.
This book focuses on the common issues you will encounter when building applications that run partly in the cloud and partly on-premises, or when you decide to migrate some or all elements of an existing on-premises application to the cloud. It focuses on using Windows Azure as the host environment, and shows how you can take advantage of the many features of this platform, together with SQL Azure, to simplify and speed the development of these kinds of applications.
The Definitive Guide to Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has clearly emerged as a viable means for delivering IT services. Less obvious, though, is how to identify the potential role of cloud computing in your organization and adapt this new model of service delivery.