Monitoring and Managing Microsoft Azure Data Solutions

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Monitoring and Managing Microsoft Azure Data Solutions

Author: John Savill

Designing and building a Microsoft Azure Data Solution is only the first phase of the solution’s lifecycle. This path provides insight into the second phase of monitoring the... Read more

What you will learn:

  • Monitor Azure data storage, databases, and data pipelines
  • Configure proactive alerts across all components of the Azure Data platform
  • Optimize individual components of your data solution
  • Implement disaster recovery strategies, high availability, general maintenance jobs, etc.

Pre-requisites

This path is targeted to those familiar with the Azure Data platform and service offerings, and expects learners to understand fundamental data operational concepts and metrics like disaster recovery, backups, and compression.

Beginner

The courses in this section address monitoring Azure Data platform components. Specifically Azure data storage, databases, and data pipelines.

Monitoring Microsoft Azure Data Storage

by John Savill

May 31, 2019 / 1h 8m

1h 8m

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Description

Understanding the right ways to gain monitoring insight to Azure Storage services and HDInsight can be challenging. In this course, Monitoring Microsoft Azure Data Storage, you will learn foundational knowledge of monitoring these services in Azure. First, you will learn core skills around Azure Monitor. Next, you will discover Azure Storage-specific aspects of monitoring. Finally, you will explore how to monitor HDInsight, including using the open source monitoring components. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of monitoring needed to achieve all the insight required for Azure Storage and HDInsight.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Monitoring Key Concepts
  3. Implementing Azure Storage and Azure Data Lake Storage Monitoring
  4. Implementing HDInsight Monitoring

Microsoft Azure Database Monitoring Playbook

by John Savill

Jun 6, 2019 / 1h 26m

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Using database services in the cloud can initially present challenges as to the right way to monitor the deployments. In this course, Microsoft Azure Database Monitoring Playbook, you will gain the ability to implement and use monitoring to achieve the results required. First, you will learn key aspects of monitoring databases in Azure. Next, you will discover monitoring options for Azure SQL Database in the portal and beyond. Finally, you will explore how to monitor Azure Cosmos DB and use that monitoring to ensure proper data partitioning. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of monitoring Azure database offerings needed to ensure the smooth operation and use of Azure-based deployments.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Monitoring Key Concepts Refresher
  3. Implementing Monitoring for Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse
  4. Implementing Cosmos DB Monitoring

Monitoring Microsoft Azure Data Pipelines and Processing

by John Savill

Jun 18, 2019 / 54m

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Organizations need to get business insights from multiple, disparate sources and it is important that the pipelines and processes that enable this insight are healthy. In this course, Monitoring Microsoft Azure Data Pipelines and Processing, you will learn foundational knowledge of the core structure of data pipeline services and how to monitor them. First, you will examine the foundation of data pipelines and processes. Next, you will discover how to monitor Azure Data Factory as a control flow solution. Finally, you will explore how to monitor the HDInsight and Databricks data flow solution. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of monitoring data pipelines and processes needed to ensure the health and accuracy of generated business insights.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Data Pipeline Exploration
  3. Implementing Monitoring for Data Factory
  4. Implementing HDInsight Monitoring

Intermediate

These courses address configuring alerts and optimizing Azure data solution components.

Microsoft Azure Alert Configuration Playbook

by John Savill

Jun 12, 2019 / 1h 6m

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Proactive notification of issues is critical for data services. In this course, Microsoft Azure Alert Configuration Playbook, you will learn foundational knowledge of alerting technologies and options available in Azure. First, you will examine how to use the centralized alerting in Azure Monitor. Next, you will discover additional alerting capabilities when utilizing Log Analytics-based queries. Finally, you will explore how to put these skills to use for specific data services. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of alerting in Azure needed to ensure the right level of proactive communications related to incidents for data services in Azure.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Azure Alerting Capabilities
  3. Configuring Alerts on Azure Data Services

Optimizing Microsoft Azure Data Solutions

by John Savill

Jul 17, 2019 / 2h 42m

2h 42m

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Getting the most out of cloud data service spend in terms of performance is critical for every organization. In this course, Optimizing Microsoft Azure Data Solutions, you will gain the ability to access and optimize a number of key data services in Azure. First, you will learn how to optimize Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Next, you will discover the key optimization considerations related to Cosmos DB and the importance of partitioning data the right way. Finally, you will explore how to achieve maximum performance when using Azure Data Lake and a number of key analysis services. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of optimizing Azure data services needed to maximize your Azure data service deployments.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Core Optimization Concepts
  3. Optimizing Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse
  4. Optimizing Azure Cosmos DB
  5. Optimization Considerations for Data Services

Advanced

The course in this section addresses data continuity and availability.

Implementing Data Continuity and Availability in Microsoft Azure

by John Savill

Jul 17, 2019 / 1h 51m

1h 51m

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Without data availability most business applications cannot function. In this course, Implementing Data Continuity and Availability in Microsoft Azure, you will gain the ability to architect highly available and resilient Azure data services. First, you will learn how to leverage backup capabilities in Azure. Next, you will discover high availability and disaster recovery options across a number of data services and application architectures. Finally, you will explore how to perform key operational tasks using Azure services. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of data continuity and availability needed to ensure your Azure data services are always available and protected.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Using Backup Services in Azure
  3. Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Azure Data Services
  4. Implementing Maintenance for Data Services