1012, 2018

Azure API Management for serverless now in preview

By |December 10th, 2018|Azure News, IT Management, Microsoft Azure, New Features|0 Comments

 

Azure API Management offers serverless API management with instant provisioning, automated scaling, built-in high availability, and pay-per-action pricing. It allows users to publish, secure, transform, maintain, and monitor APIs.

In a few clicks, Azure API Management creates a “front-end” which lets internal and external applications exchange data with custom back-end services running on Azure or hosted on-premises. API […]

712, 2018

The Business Critical tier becomes the optimal choice for mission-critical SQL workloads

By |December 7th, 2018|IT Management, Microsoft Azure, New Features|0 Comments

 

Microsoft has recently announced the Business Critical service tier in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance in the general availability. Being a new deployment option in the SQL Database, Managed Instance streamlines SQL Server workloads migration from on-premises to the cloud. It also combines the native SQL server features and capabilities with the benefits of a fully managed database service.

The […]

612, 2018

Analyze time series with Azure Data Explorer

By |December 6th, 2018|IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

This blog post describes the basics of time series analysis in Azure Data Explorer.

Azure Data Explorer (ADX) is a service designed for fast data exploration. It provides instant insights into large datasets to analyze performance, identify trends and anomalies, and troubleshoot problems.

The collection of telemetry data is performed from cloud services or IoT devices. The analysis can be performed […]

512, 2018

Application Gateway Analytics with GoAccess

By |December 5th, 2018|IT Management, Microsoft Azure, New Features|0 Comments

 

Azure Application Gateway records traffic patterns and useful information in its access log. Different tools such as Azure Log Analytics, Excel, Power BI, and others are used to push this information to Azure Storage.
Common scenarios for traffic analytics are:

peak traffic monitoring of the high traffic events
debugging and troubleshooting operational incidents
analysis of the client statistics
[…]

412, 2018

Azure benefits for Windows Server and SQL Server customers

By |December 4th, 2018|Cloud Platforms, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

Below are the three main reasons customers choose Microsoft and stay with the vendor they trust.
1. Cost reduction with Azure
Windows Server and SQL Server users enjoy the benefits of Azure Hybrid, reservation pricing, and free Extended Security Updates. The combined costs make up of 5 times less than the same AWS service package.

Azure cost management helps users […]

2911, 2018

Protect Azure Storage Blobs with soft delete

By |November 29th, 2018|IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

Soft delete is a recently introduced by Azure feature which when turned on, enables saving and recovery of the blob or blob snapshots data that was deleted. This feature is available in all regions for the public, government, and sovereign clouds.
How it works
The deleted data transitions into a soft-deleted state instead of being permanently erased. […]

2811, 2018

Azure SQL Data Warehouse improves the data querying performance

By |November 28th, 2018|Azure How To, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

Azure SQL Data Warehouse showed to be a fast and flexible analytics platform. Enhancements in the distributed query execution layer as per the recent experience result in the significant query performance improvements for Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW).

I/O bandwidth to storage and repartitioning speed (shuffle speed) determine the analytics workload performance. In this article, we are […]

2711, 2018

Migrate To Managed Disks In The Azure Portal

By |November 27th, 2018|Azure How To, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

Azure has recently introduced the Managed Disks migration functionality that allows users to migrate from unmanaged Disks to Managed Disks in the Azure Portal in a single click.

Here is an overview of the benefits for those using Managed Disks:

High availability across the compute and storage resources
Integration of the disks, images, snapshots as the […]

2008, 2018

Profiling Slow MySQL Queries In Azure With EXPLAIN

By |August 20th, 2018|Azure How To, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

Azure Database for MySQL is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) solution that Microsoft offers on Azure. Using Azure managed services for MySQL enables one to easily build an intelligent and secure application.

It often happens that a simple query can become a bottleneck impacting the entire database performance. MySQL integrates a very useful tool – the EXPLAIN […]

2008, 2018

Azure Secrets on GitHub Repositories

By |August 20th, 2018|IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

Developers worldwide host their projects on GitHub with the majority using GitHub public repositories for their open source work. While being a great way to contribute to the community, it does come with things to keep in mind. Particularly around managing credentials and other things.

Azure secrets include authentication credentials that should not be made publicly available […]