Data on Azure

Whether you want to add performance, speed, and scalability to your websites, explore non-relational databases, or add an amazing search experience to your apps, the “Data on Azure” series has answers to your questions. Leading experts help you find the right storage options, walk you through Redis Cache, and help you get up and running with DocumentDB. See real-world use cases, build sample apps, and get practical tips you can use right away, in this series of demo-rich explorations of data on Azure.

Polyglot Persistence: Choosing the Right Azure Storage Mix

Struggling to get your data into tables and columns? Help is on the way! Microsoft Azure gives you many storage options beyond relational data, and experts Ryan CrawCour and David Makogon walk you through them. Take a look at key-value stores, along with document and graph databases. Learn the advantages of non-relational databases, and find out how to choose and access the most efficient storage.

You’ve Got Key Values! A Redis Jump Start

Learn how to bring more performance and speed to your websites and to scale your sites for real-time services or message passing, in this in-depth look at Redis, a powerful key-value cache and store. Experts Rami Sayar and Steven Edouard focus on NoSQL and data structures, plus they show you how to create list sets and sorted sets in the cache, as you get a look under the Redis hood.

Developing Solutions with Azure DocumentDB

Check out Microsoft Azure DocumentDB, a schema-free JSON document database, with experts Ryan CrawCour and Aravind Ramachandran. Investigate theoretical concepts, see code demos, and participate in hands-on labs. Learn how to set up metrics and charts, optimize a data model, and scale out across machines. All you have to do is connect!

Adding Microsoft Azure Search to Your Websites and Apps

Expert Liam Cavanagh shows you how to add an amazing search experience to your apps and websites and how to give your users the level of availability and efficiency they expect, with Microsoft Azure Search. Reduce the complexity of search management and scale, see how customers can naturally and effectively find data, and even get a look at voice-enabled search with Cortana.

You've Got Documents! A MongoDB Jump Start

If you're an open source developer and you want to store unstructured data, see why MongoDB, a scalable document-oriented database, is so popular in this arena. See how to use it on Azure, with experts Steven Edouard and Rami Sayar, who show you how easy it is to get started, load data in bulk, do simple queries, scale for data with sharding, and much more.