Azure Databricks Series - Part 1
Intro to Azure Databricks

Many companies today have aging data architectures. As you look to modernize your traditional ETL pipeline, there is a tool you should keep in mind: Azure Databricks. During your move into Azure, there will probably be a place for Azure Databricks. In the past, general DTS/SSIS pipelines and SQL Server engines were sufficient but with…

Azure Migrations - Part 4
Database Migration Assistant Assessment

Azure offers a lot of options for moving SQL databases from SQL Server to Azure. Knowing which choice is the best choice for your database can sometimes be challenging. Microsoft provides a tool, the Database Migration Assistant, that assesses your database to show you if it is compatible or not. And what changes you may…

AI and ML Embedded in Azure Data Platform

You can deploy AI/ML solutions in multiple places: IoT devices, at the cloud edge, and in cloud API endpoints, among other locations. In this session, learn the options available in Azure Data Platform services and how they can improve transactional systems in the back end. We will also walk through some business intelligence (BI) use…

Non-Technical Priorities for App Migrations into Azure

Migrations to another environment can be trivial for some applications, but it’s a complex array of different parts that all work together for most of them. Migrating such applications is a complex task of analysis and decision-making oriented around many different factors. Most application migrations to Azure begin with prework that performs business analysis on…

Different Paths for Migrating Apps to Azure

There are multiple ways to host applications on Azure, each with its pro’s and cons. In this webinar, we’ll look at three different possibilities between Azure App Services, Azure infrastructures, and lastly at containers, then weight the pros and cons of each of these when moving into Azure.

Microservices On Azure: Containers, Serverless, and Everything Else

Microservices provide a great way to build scalable, manageable, and available applications across vast regions. Especially for newer suites, choosing the right technology to support microservices has its advantages and tradeoffs to make things simpler or more flexible. In this webinar, you will learn how the different technologies impact microservices to help you make better-informed…

Azure Migrations - Part 3
App Services Migration Assistant Assessment Report

Azure App Services is a popular choice for migrating apps to Azure because it gets users out of the business of managing servers. But with App Services, some limitations might mean reconfiguring or refactoring an application. The Migration Assistant utility can provide a quick report that shows you things you need to consider before moving…

Introduction to Azure Databricks

Data volumes are increasing rapidly and with it, insights can be gained at cloud scales. Azure Databricks enables developers to leverage the combined power of Azure, Delta Lake, and Apache Spark to utilize structured and unstructured data for insights, real-time feedback, and application development. In this session, you’ll learn the basics of Azure Databricks, the…

Making the Most of Microservices

Microservices offer a way to create hyper scale applications that can meet the demands of even the most challenging workloads. But with microservices, come with their own sets of challenges that have to be solved. In this webinar, we look at these challenges: state, configuration management, service discovery, interservice communication, security, and scaling data. With…

Azure Migrations - Part 2
Starting an Assessment with Discovery

The first critical step in migrating anything to Azure is an assessment of what we want to move. The assessment starts with a discovery wherein various aspects of a workload are teased out to expose what composes and supports the workload. These include business drivers, governance drivers, security, and the actual workload itself. In this…