Azure Services And APIs

Azure Services And APIs

August 21, 2022 37 Views

Coursera

Topic: Platform, Azure, Serverless Compute

Transcript Excerpt

Lesson 5 focuses on Azure services and APIs. It is frequently referred to as having “unlimited potential” and “limitless possibilities”. It is a public cloud computing platform at its core, providing solutions such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) which could be used for analytics, virtual computing, storage, networking, and so much more. The Azure platform is designed to assist businesses in managing challenges and achieving organizational goals. It provides tools to help all industries and can be used to supplement or substitute on-premise servers. It provides a rich and intuitive console for cloud administration, as well as cost management and metrics. This is an example of the Azure console, as seen in the video, and virtual machines can also be created. Databases and various types of platforms as a service can also be built. Dashboards can also be used to help people understand the services that are being used, as well as tools like a monitor to help people understand what infrastructure is being used and get metrics on those types of services, as well as cost management and budgeting. As a result, it provides users with a system and a product that is both efficient and cost-effective. It also includes interfaces, including developer interfaces, as seen in the video, demonstrating that Dotnet, Java, NodeJS, and PHP are all popular development space. Furthermore, artificial intelligence is a developing technology, but it will undoubtedly become a technology of the future. DevOps is well-known for facilitating efficient application development. There is frequently a lot of overhead in DevOps tools. Some DevOps tools can be quite pricey. In this manner, the firm can obtain the best tool using DevOps offerings while avoiding the overhead of maintaining the products and tools. Furthermore, tools like command-line interface and power shell are very popular. It also provides well-known APIs. APIs are application programming interfaces, and certain services can be integrated into a company’s own application. So the applications can make a call back to Its products from literally behind the scenes. Cloud services can be integrated into an application created by a cloud customer, and the user of that application will be unaware that it is interacting with its cloud services. It is also commonly used as a cloud database hosting space. Microsoft provides relational databases that are serverless, such as SQL provided by the company, as well as non-relational databases, such as NoSQL. In addition, the space is frequently used for disaster recovery and backup. Many businesses use it for storage as an archive to meet long-term data retention needs.