Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

Best Practices for Devops, Data Storage, High Availability, and More

Author: Scott Guthrie,Mark Simms,Tom Dykstra

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735695652

Category:

Page: 198

View: 8900

This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form. Who should read this book Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well. Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in. Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here. Assumptions This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

Best Practices for DevOps, Data Storage, High Availability, and More

Author: Scott Guthrie,Mark Simms,Tom Dykstra,Rick Anderson,Mike Wasson

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735695695

Category: Computers

Page: 198

View: 997

This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form. Who should read this book Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well. Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in. Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here. Assumptions This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Web Apps for Developers

Author: Rick Rainey

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509300627

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 723

The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers” focuses on providing essential information about developing web applications hosted on Azure Web Apps. It is written with the developer who has experience using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework in mind. If Azure Web Apps is new to you, this book is for you. If you have experience developing for Azure Web Apps, this book is for you, too, because there are features and tools discussed in this text that are new to the platform.

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Enterprise Cloud epUB _1

Author: Barry Briggs,Eduardo Kassner

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509301992

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 9530

How do you start? How should you build a plan for cloud migration for your entire portfolio? How will your organization be affected by these changes? This book, based on real-world cloud experiences by enterprise IT teams, seeks to provide the answers to these questions. Here, you’ll see what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization will change, and how skill sets will evolve; how to measure progress; how to think about security, compliance, and business buy-in; and how to exploit the ever-growing feature set that the cloud offers to gain strategic and competitive advantage.

Cloud Architecture Patterns

Author: Bill Wilder

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449319777

Category: Computers

Page: 161

View: 9061

Do you need to learn about cloud computing architecture with Microsoft's Azure quickly? Read this book! It gives you just enough info on the big picture and is filled with key terminology so that you can join the discussion on cloud architecture.

Microsoft Azure Essentials - Fundamentals of Azure

Author: Michael Collier,Robin Shahan

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735697302

Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 9873

Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. The first ebook in the series, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, introduces developers and IT professionals to the wide range of capabilities in Azure. The authors - both Microsoft MVPs in Azure - present both conceptual and how-to content for key areas, including: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services Azure Virtual Machines Azure Storage Azure Virtual Networks Databases Azure Active Directory Management tools Business scenarios Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series.

Designing Distributed Systems

Patterns and Paradigms for Scalable, Reliable Services

Author: Brendan Burns

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491983612

Category: Computers

Page: 166

View: 8321

In the race to compete in today’s fast-moving markets, large enterprises are busy adopting new technologies for creating new products, processes, and business models. But one obstacle on the road to digital transformation is placing too much emphasis on technology, and not enough on the types of processes technology enables. What if different lines of business could build their own services and applications—and decision-making was distributed rather than centralized? This report explores the concept of a digital business platform as a way of empowering individual business sectors to act on data in real time. Much innovation in a digital enterprise will increasingly happen at the edge, whether it involves business users (from marketers to data scientists) or IoT devices. To facilitate the process, your core IT team can provide these sectors with the digital tools they need to innovate quickly. This report explores: Key cultural and organizational changes for developing business capabilities through cross-functional product teams A platform for integrating applications, data sources, business partners, clients, mobile apps, social networks, and IoT devices Creating internal API programs for building innovative edge services in low-code or no-code environments Tools including Integration Platform as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Integration Software as a Service The challenge of integrating microservices and serverless architectures Event-driven architectures for processing and reacting to events in real time You’ll also learn about a complete pervasive integration solution as a core component of a digital business platform to serve every audience in your organization.

Building Web Services with Microsoft Azure

Author: Alex Belotserkovskiy,Stephen Kaufman,Nikhil Sachdeva

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784395692

Category: Computers

Page: 322

View: 7612

If you are a .NET developer who wants to develop end-to-end RESTful applications in the cloud, then this book is for you. A working knowledge of C# will help you get the most out of this book.

Azure for Architects

Implementing cloud design, DevOps, IoT, and serverless solutions on your public cloud

Author: Ritesh Modi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788398734

Category: Computers

Page: 358

View: 5470

Your one stop guide to making the most out of Azure Cloud About This Book Get familiar with the different design patterns available in Microsoft Azure Develop Azure cloud architecture and a pipeline management system Get to know the security best practices for your Azure deployment Who This Book Is For If you are Cloud Architects, DevOps Engineers, or developers who want to learn key architectural aspects of the Azure Cloud platform, then this book is for you. Prior basic knowledge of the Azure Cloud platform is good to have. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with the components of the Azure Cloud platform Understand the cloud design patterns Use enterprise security guidelines for your Azure deployment Design and implement Serverless solutions See Cloud architecture and the deployment pipeline Understand cost management for Azure solutions In Detail Over the years, Azure cloud services has grown quickly, and the number of organizations adopting Azure for their cloud services is also gradually increasing. Leading industry giants are finding that Azure fulfills their extensive cloud requirements. This book will guide you through all the important and tough decision-making aspects involved in architecturing a Azure public cloud for your organization. The book starts with an extensive introduction to all the categories of designs available with Azure. These design patterns focus on different aspects of cloud such as high availability, data management, and so on. Gradually, we move on to various aspects such as building your cloud structure and architecture. It will also include a brief description about different types of services provided by Azure, such as Azure functions and Azure Analytics, which can prove beneficial for an organization. This book will cover each and every aspect and function required to develop a Azure cloud based on your organizational requirements. By the end of this book, you will be in a position to develop a full-fledged Azure cloud. Style and approach This hands-on guide to the Azure Cloud platform covers different architectural concepts and implementations necessary for any enterprise scale deployment.

Microsoft Public Cloud Services

Setting up your business in the cloud

Author: Blain Barton

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735697094

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 3290

Use Microsoft cloud services to help build a more competitive, agile business Grow your business with Microsoft public cloud services--without costly new hardware or IT staff. Discover high-value services including Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Intune, Azure, OneDrive for Business, and Windows Server 2012 R2 in the cloud. Set up your work environment, build websites, customize apps, market online, and more! This Microsoft book: Walks you through setting up your business in the cloud Presents easy instructions to help you get started fast Links online demos, hands-on labs, and additional free training through the Microsoft Virtual Academy Covers all types of Microsoft public cloud services: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS) Get the benefits of new technology without the hassles Deliver powerful Office 365 productivity tools on smartphones, tablets, and PCs Store files by using the built-in security features of Microsoft OneDrive for Business Collaborate via Skype for Business and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Manage all your Windows, iOS, and Android devices with Microsoft Intune Create virtual servers to handle your workload tasks Quickly extend business software to new users by using Microsoft Azure RemoteApp Access and use cloud applications from within the Azure Application Gallery Build new websites by using Azure Websites Develop mobile apps by using Windows App Studio

Web Applications on Azure

Developing for Global Scale

Author: Rob Reagan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484229762

Category: Computers

Page: 515

View: 5460

Build .NET apps on Microsoft Azure services that can grow to Internet scale. Learn how you can make smart application architecture decisions and follow best practices so that your website can handle tens of thousands of concurrent users and deliver your content globally. Author Rob Reagan takes you through key Azure technologies targeted toward building web applications, and along the way shares his lessons learned in scaling out a real-world web application. After an overview of web application building blocks, the book dives into relational and NoSQL data storage options on Azure, including Azure Table Storage and CosmosDB. You’ll then discover how to make best use of Redis Cache, Web Jobs, Messaging Queues, and more, alongside other tips, tricks, and troubleshooting advice for when things go wrong. The book concludes with a thorough exploration of best practices for deployment at scale. What You'll Learn Develop scalable architecture patterns on Azure with ASP.NET MVC Understand the pros and cons of using SQL Azure vs. NoSQL solutions (Azure Tables, CosmosDB) Perform data migration, backup, and recovery in SQL Azure Use effective caching Troubleshoot your web applications Know best practices for deployment Who This Book Is For Professional developers or serious hobbyists with experience developing web applications with ASP.NET MVC or Web API

Practical Azure Application Development

A Step-by-Step Approach to Build Feature-Rich Cloud-Ready Solutions

Author: Thurupathan Vijayakumar

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484228170

Category: Computers

Page: 195

View: 1534

Get started and learn a step-by-step approach to application development using Microsoft Azure. Select the right services to solve the problem at hand in a cost-effective manner and explore the potential different services and how they can help in building enterprise applications. Azure has an ample amount of resources and tutorials, but most of them focus on specific services and explain those services on their own and in a given context. Practical Azure Application Development focuses on building complete solutions on Azure using different services. This book gives you the holistic approach to Azure as a solutions development platform. This book: Covers Azure as a solution development platform for building applications Provides real-world examples to understand why and when an Azure service is required Discusses how Azure helps to achieve continuous improvement and expansion of an application Provides application development experience from purchasing Azure to integrating with core Azure services, including an introduction to DevOps with VSTS What You'll Learn Use Azure services to solve real-world software problems Define the usage of Azure services and select the right services to solve the problem at hand Make clear and less ambiguous decisions about using different Azure services Take a holistic approach to Azure as a solution platform Understand the basics of security, data protection, and cost controls in Azure Who This Book Is For Developers, software engineers, and architects who have experience in .NET and web development, but have little or no knowledge in planning and developing an application on Azure

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Automation

Author: Michael McKeown

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735698163

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 578

Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. The second ebook in the series, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation, introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality. These runbooks are stored in and backed up by Azure. By automating runbooks, you can greatly minimize the occurrence of errors when carrying out repeated tasks and process automation. Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the Microsoft Azure Essentials series.

Microservices with Azure

Author: Namit Tanasseri,Rahul Rai

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787123480

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 4222

Architect enterprise-grade, Microservice-based solutions using Microsoft Azure Service Fabric. About This Book Explore architectural patterns for building modern day Microservice-based systems Learn about Microsoft Service Fabric as a platform to host distributed Microservices Discover multiple options for hosting Microservices on heterogeneous, cross-platform environments Learn to configure Azure Service Fabric clusters for enterprise-grade service deployments Who This Book Is For The book is aimed at IT architects, system administrators, and DevOps engineers who have a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Azure platform and are working on, or are curious about, the concepts of Microservices and Microservice architecture. What You Will Learn Understand the basics of Microservices and how Microsoft Azure fits into the equation Master Azure Service Fabric architecture and services Explore Azure Service Fabric application programming models Comprehensive study of various architecture patterns for building enterprise-grade Microservices Manage and deploy Microservices on Azure Service Fabric An insight into the future of Microservices with containers and serverless computing In Detail Microsoft Azure is rapidly evolving and is widely used as a platform on which you can build Microservices that can be deployed on-premise and on-cloud heterogeneous environments through Microsoft Azure Service Fabric. This book will help you understand the concepts of Microservice application architecture and build highly maintainable and scalable enterprise-grade applications using the various services in Microsoft Azure Service Fabric. We will begin by understanding the intricacies of the Microservices architecture and its advantages over the monolithic architecture and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles. We will present various scenarios where Microservices should be used and walk you through the architectures of Microservice-based applications. Next, you will take an in-depth look at Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, which is the best–in-class platform for building Microservices. You will explore how to develop and deploy sample applications on Microsoft Azure Service Fabric to gain a thorough understanding of it. Building Microservice-based application is complicated. Therefore, we will take you through several design patterns that solve the various challenges associated with realizing the Microservices architecture in enterprise applications. Each pattern will be clearly illustrated with examples that you can keep referring to when designing applications. Finally, you will be introduced to advanced topics such as Serverless computing and DevOps using Service Fabric, to help you undertake your next venture with confidence. Style and approach This book introduces its readers to the concept of Microservices and Microsoft Azure Service Fabric as a distributed platform to host enterprise-grade Microservices. It then addresses common architectural challenges associated with the Microservice architecture, using proven architectural patterns.

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Author: Mitch Tulloch

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735682895

Category: Computers

Page: 148

View: 1654

We’re thrilled to share another free ebook with you: Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, by Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody. Here are the download links: Download the PDF (6.37 MB; 130 pages) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/PDF Download the EPUB (8.46 MB) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/EPUB Download the MOBI (12.8 MB) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/MOBI Download the code samples (6.83 KB) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/CompContent Get a head start evaluating Windows Azure - with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch. This guide introduces the latest features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. Topics include: Understanding Windows Azure Windows Azure Compute Services Windows Azure Network Services Windows Azure Data Services Windows Azure App Services Getting Started with Windows Azure

Robust Cloud Integration with Azure

Author: Mahindra Morar,Abhishek Kumar,Gyanendra Kumar Gautam

Publisher: Packt Publishing

ISBN: 9781786465573

Category: Computers

Page: 696

View: 9478

Unleash the power of serverless integration with AzureAbout This Book- Build and support highly available and scalable API Apps by learning powerful Azure-based cloud integration- Deploy and deliver applications that integrate seamlessly in the cloud and quickly adapt as per your integration needs- Deploy hybrid applications that work and integrate on the cloud (using Logic Apps and BizTalk Server)Who This Book Is ForThis book is for Microsoft Enterprise developers, DevOps, and IT professionals who would like to use Azure App Service and Microsoft Cloud Integration technologies to create cloud-based web and mobile apps.What You Will Learn- Explore new models of robust cloud integration in Microsoft Azure- Create your own connector and learn how to publish and manage it- Build reliable, scalable, and secure business workflows using Azure Logic Apps- Simplify SaaS connectivity with Azure using Logic Apps- Connect your on-premises system to Azure securely- Get to know more about Logic Apps and how to connect to on-premises "line-of-business" applications using Microsoft BizTalk ServerIn DetailMicrosoft is focusing heavily on Enterprise connectivity so that developers can build scalable web and mobile apps and services in the cloud. In short, Enterprise connectivity from anywhere and to any device. These integration services are being offered through powerful Azure-based services.This book will teach you how to design and implement cloud integration using Microsoft Azure. It starts by showing you how to build, deploy, and secure the API app. Next, it introduces you to Logic Apps and helps you quickly start building your integration applications. We'll then go through the different connectors available for Logic Apps to build your automated business process workflow.Further on, you will see how to create a complex workflow in Logic Apps using Azure Function. You will then add a SaaS application to your existing cloud applications and create Queues and Topics in Service Bus on Azure using Azure Portal. Towards the end, we'll explore event hubs and IoT hubs, and you'll get to know more about how to tool and monitor the business workflow in Logic Apps.Using this book, you will be able to support your apps that connect to data anywhere-be it in the cloud or on-premises.Style and approachThis practical hands-on tutorial shows you the full capability of App Service and other Azure-based integration services to build scalable and highly available web and mobile apps. It helps you successfully build and support your applications in the cloud or on-premises successfully. We'll debunk the popular myth that switching to cloud is risky-it's not!

Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook

Author: Praveen Kumar Sreeram

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788392590

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 7424

Over 50 recipes to help you build applications hosted on Serverless architecture using Azure Functions. About This Book Enhance Azure Functions with continuous deployment using Visual Studio Team Services Learn to deploy and manage cost-effective and highly available serverless applications using Azure Functions This recipe-based guide will teach you to build a robust serverless environment Who This Book Is For If you are a Cloud administrator, architect, or developer who wants to build scalable systems and deploy serverless applications with Azure functions, then this book is for you. Prior knowledge and hands-on experience with core services of Microsoft Azure is required. What You Will Learn Develop different event-based handlers supported by serverless architecture supported by Microsoft Cloud Platform – Azure Integrate Azure Functions with different Azure Services to develop Enterprise-level applications Get to know the best practices in organizing and refactoring the code within the Azure functions Test, troubleshoot, and monitor the Azure functions to deliver high-quality, reliable, and robust cloud-centric applications Automate mundane tasks at various levels right from development to deployment and maintenance Learn how to develop statefulserverless applications and also self-healing jobs using DurableFunctions In Detail Microsoft provides a solution to easily run small segment of code in the Cloud with Azure Functions. Azure Functions provides solutions for processing data, integrating systems, and building simple APIs and microservices. The book starts with intermediate-level recipes on serverless computing along with some use cases on benefits and key features of Azure Functions. Then, we'll deep dive into the core aspects of Azure Functions such as the services it provides, how you can develop and write Azure functions, and how to monitor and troubleshoot them. Moving on, you'll get practical recipes on integrating DevOps with Azure functions, and providing continuous integration and continous deployment with Visual Studio Team Services. It also provides hands-on steps and tutorials based on real-world serverless use cases, to guide you through configuring and setting up your serverless environments with ease. Finally, you'll see how to manage Azure functions, providing enterprise-level security and compliance to your serverless code architecture. By the end of this book, you will have all the skills required to work with serverless code architecture, providing continuous delivery to your users. Style and approach This recipe-based guide explains the different features of Azure Function by taking a real-world application related to a specific domain. You will learn how to implement automation and DevOps and discover industry best practices to develop applications hosted on serverless architecture using Azure functions.

Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Author: Zoiner Tejada,Michele Leroux Bustamante,Ike Ellis

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735697140

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 9483

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-532--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Azure solution development. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design and implement Websites Create and manage Virtual Machines Design and implement Cloud Services Design and implement a storage strategy Manage application and network services This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Will be valuable for Microsoft Azure developers, solution architects, DevOps engineers, and QA engineers Assumes you have experience designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions and that you are proficient with tools, techniques, and approaches for building scalable, resilient solutions Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions About the Exam Exam 70-532 focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to develop Microsoft Azure solutions that include websites, virtual machines, cloud services, storage, application services, and network services. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you a Microsoft Specialist certification in Microsoft Azure, demonstrating your expertise with the Microsoft Azure enterprise-grade cloud platform. You can earn this certification by passing Exam 70-532, Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions; or Exam 70-533, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions; or Exam 70-534, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Author: Avkash Chauhan,Valentine Fontama,Michele Hart,Wee-Hyong Tok,Buck Woody

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133965910

Category: Computers

Page: 94

View: 4450

Microsoft Azure HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100 percent compliant distribution of Apache Hadoop on Microsoft Azure. This means that standard Hadoop concepts and technologies apply, so learning the Hadoop stack helps you learn the HDInsight service. At the time of this writing, HDInsight (version 3.0) uses Hadoop version 2.2 and Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0. In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly–specifically, Microsoft’s HDInsight service. We start with an overview of big data and Hadoop, but we don’t emphasize only concepts in this book–we want you to jump in and get your hands dirty working with HDInsight in a practical way. To help you learn and even implement HDInsight right away, we focus on a specific use case that applies to almost any organization and demonstrate a process that you can follow along with. We also help you learn more. In the last chapter, we look ahead at the future of HDInsight and give you recommendations for self-learning so that you can dive deeper into important concepts and round out your education on working with big data.