This course provides the practical knowledge and expertise you will need to master the Design an Application Storage and Data Access Strategy section of the Microsoft Azure 70-534 certification exam. In this session, we will cover: Options for data storage, mobile application back-ends, push notifications, web API and web jobs and hybrid data access patterns. We will also discuss Azure Media Services (streaming, video on-demand and monitoring).
Welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to summarize what we've covered throughout the course, and we're going to talk about next steps.
In our first lesson, we talked about data storage; we covered Azure storage options, we talked about DocumentDB, MongoDB, and we talked about AzureSQL and MySQL, hosted by ClearDB.
In our next lesson we covered Azure Mobile Services as well as Azure App Service Mobile Apps. We talked about how both allow you to create mobile backends with C# and Node.js, and how they both offer offline sync.
In our next lesson we talked about push notifications and Notification Hub, and we saw how easy it was to create push notifications.
And then we checked out web API in the following lesson, we created and deployed a basic web API, and we talked about how Visual Studio helps developers by providing scaffolding for REST APIs and even for CRUD functions. And then, in the same lesson, we created and deployed a web job, which allowed us to run some long-running process on the same instances as our web API.
The following lesson covered hybrid data access strategies and focused on getting data from our on-prem environment to Azure. We covered Service Bus as a way to relay services and we talked about how we can have web apps that have access to our virtual networks and if those networks are connected via site-to-site VPN, then we can also access on-prem resources. Then, we ended up talking about domain-joining ISVMs.
In our final lesson, we reviewed Media Services which allow us to use a platform as a service for handling streaming content. This course is the third in a series of six courses designed to help you prepare for the Microsoft Azure 70-534 certification exam. In our next course, we're gonna be covering the knowledge domain objective of designing an advanced application. So, if you're ready to keep going, then start up the next course and get to it.
Have fun in the next course and good luck on the exam.
About the Author
Ben Lambert is the Director of Engineering and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps.
When he’s not building the first platform to run and measure enterprise transformation initiatives at Cloud Academy, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.