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Introduction to Azure Stream Analytics

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Big Data Analytics on Azure

course-steps 2 certification 1 lab-steps 2

Contents

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Introduction
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Introduction1m 47s
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Overview3m 9s
Using Azure Stream Analytics
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Creating and Running a Job5m 42s
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Time Windows7m 58s
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Running a More Complex Job13m 15s
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Monitoring4m 22s
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Scaling5m 37s
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Troubleshooting5m 24s
Conclusion
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Conclusion2m 36s
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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration49m 50s
Students61

Description

Course Description

Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) is Microsoft’s service for real-time data analytics. Some examples include stock trading analysis, fraud detection, embedded sensor analysis, and web clickstream analytics. Although these tasks could be performed in batch jobs once a day, they are much more valuable if they run in real time. For example, if you can detect credit card fraud immediately after it happens, then you are much more likely to prevent the credit card from being misused again.

Although you could run streaming analytics using Apache Spark or Storm on an HDInsight cluster, it’s much easier to use ASA. First, Stream Analytics manages all of the underlying resources. You only have to create a job, not manage a cluster. Second, ASA uses Stream Analytics Query Language, which is a variant of T-SQL. That means anyone who knows SQL will have a fairly easy time learning how to write jobs for Stream Analytics. That’s not the case with Spark or Storm.

In this course, you will follow hands-on examples to configure inputs, outputs, and queries in ASA jobs. This includes ingesting data from Event Hubs and writing results to Data Lake Store. You will also learn how to scale, monitor, and troubleshoot analytics jobs.

Learning Objectives

  • Create and run a Stream Analytics job
  • Use time windows to process streaming data
  • Scale a Stream Analytics job
  • Monitor and troubleshoot errors in Stream Analytics jobs

Intended Audience

  • Anyone interested in Azure’s big data analytics services

Prerequisites

This Course Includes

  • 50 minutes of high-definition video
  • Many hands-on demos

Resources

The github repository for this course is at https://github.com/cloudacademy/azure-stream-analytics.



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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).

Covered topics

StorageDatabasesAnalyticsMicrosoft AzureDatabases for AzureStorage for AzureAnalytics for AzureAzure Data Lake AnalyticsAzure Stream AnalyticsAzure Data Lake Store