Azure Storage
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In this course, we're going to review the features, concepts, and requirements that are necessary for designing data flows and how to implement them in Microsoft Azure. We’re also going to cover the basics of data flows, common data flow scenarios, and what all is involved in designing a typical data flow.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand key components that are available in Azure that can be used to design and deploy data flows
  • Know how the components fit together

Intended Audience

This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in earning Azure certification and for those who need to work with data flows in Azure.


To get the most from this course, you should have at least a basic understanding of data flows and what they are used for.


Because blob storage offers multiple tiers, including premium, hot, cool and archive, data storage costs will vary widely depending on what tiers you need or use. Obviously, data stored and accessed in the premium tier is going to result in the best performance and the lowest latencies. Of course, it's also going to result in the highest storage costs. The hot tier offers good performance for data that will be accessed frequently. 

The storage costs for this tier are higher than the cool and archive tiers, but access charges are lower. For infrequently accessed data that still needs to be available with no delay, the cool tier is a good fit. The archive tier should be reserved for data that needs to be kept, but when needed isn't needed immediately. As you move down from premium to hot to cool and then to archive, data storage and access costs are adjusted to reflect the intent of the storage tier. The premium and hot tears cost more for data storage than cool and archive, but they also cost less for accessing that data. The cool and archive tiers cost more for access, but less for storage than the hot and premium tiers.


About the Author
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.