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Backup / DR / BC
This course provides an introductory tour of Azure Storage Solutions such as its SQL offerings (SQL DB and third party offerings of MySQL), managed NoSQL databases (DocumentDB and MongoDB), managed Redis Cache service, Azure Backup (backup-as-a-service), Site Recovery (for handling disaster recovery) and StorSimple (a hybrid cloud storage solution).
Target Audience / Experience
- This course is for developers or IT professionals looking for an introduction to Azure’s Storage Solutions.
- Some familiarity with the Azure platform is helpful, but not required.
- Understand what SQL DB is and how to get started using it
- Learn the options offered by Azure for managed MySQL
- Understand what DocumentDB and MongoDB are and how to get started using them
- Learn what Redis Cache is and some cases of when you would use it
- Get an understanding of what Azure Search provides
- Learn how Azure Backup can solve common backup needs
- Understand what role Site Recovery can play in disaster recovery
- Learn how StorSimple can extend your on-premise storage capacity
- Course Introduction
- Azure SQL Database
- What is Azure SQL Database?
- Understanding the service tiers
- Create a SQL Database
- What is a Data Throughput Unit (DTU)?
- Scaling Azure SQL
- Options for Using MySQL in Azure
- Azure CosmosDB DocumentDB API
- What is DocumentDB?
- Azure CosmosDB MongoDB API
- Options for Using MongoDB in Azure
- How does DocumentDB compare to MongoDB?
- Azure Redis Cache
- What is Azure Redis Cache?
- Common scenarios for using Redis Cache
- Understanding the service tiers
- How does Redis work?
- Create and manage a Redis Cache
- Scaling Azure Redis Cache
- Azure Search
- What is Azure Search?
- Indexes and Search Features
- How do you use the Search Service?
- Create a Search Service and Index
- Azure Backup
- What is Azure Backup?
- Backup Scenarios
- Import/Export Service
- What is the Import/Export Service?
- Why would you use Import/Export?
- Site Recovery
- What is Site Recovery?
- Workload recovery scenarios
- What is StorSimple?
- How does StorSimple work?
- Course Summary
- Conclusion and Wrap-Up
This is going to be quick demo, since the portal functionality is the same as DocumentDB that we just looked at.
Ok, same thing go to the new button and search for MongoDB. The choice you want is the Database as a service for MongoDB. Select that and click create.
Just like before, I’ll give it a name, leave the subscription, change the resource group to my existing one, leave the location as the East Us 2, pin to dashboard and click create.
Once the database is created it opens to the MongoDB API quick start page.
This is about the only page in the portal you'll see that is different than the DocumentDB - well other the Connection string menu item.
The connection string is where you go to get the settings to connect MongoChef or RoboMongo to your database.
Oh, and you don't get the Document explorer or the script explorer menu items, but you get the Data Explorer.
Here are a few links for you in case you want to learn more about MongoDB.
Now let's move on to Redis Cache.
About the Author
Jason Haley is an independent consultant who focuses on Azure and Angular. He has over 20+ years’ experience architecting, designing, developing and delivering software solutions using mostly Microsoft technologies. Jason recently achieved his MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification in May 2017 (by passing all of the 70-532, 70-533 and 70-534 exams). He is also a Microsoft Azure MVP and leads the North Boston Azure User Group. He frequently speaks at community events on topics relating to Azure.