Mon, 27 Jun


The Studio

Azure Integration Pipelines: Advanced Design & Delivery with Paul Andrew

Cloud Formations are proud to host Paul Andrew (Microsoft MVP), presenting Advanced Design & Delivery course for Azure Integration Pipelines

Azure Integration Pipelines: Advanced Design & Delivery with Paul Andrew

Time & Location

27 Jun, 09:30 – 16:30

The Studio, 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP, UK

About the event

In this course we'll quickly cover the fundamentals of data integration pipelines before going much deeper into our Azure resources.

Within a typical Azure data platform solution for any enterprise grade data analytics or data science workload an umbrella resource is needed to trigger, monitor, and handle the control flow for transforming datasets, with the goal being actionable data insight. Those requirements are met by deploying Azure Data Integration pipelines, delivered using Azure Synapse Analytics or Azure Data Factory. In this session, I'll show you how to create rich dynamic data pipelines and apply these orchestration resources in production. Using scaled architecture design patterns, best practice, data mesh principals, and the latest metadata driven frameworks. We will take a deep dive into the services, considering how to build custom activities, complex pipelines and think about hierarchical design patterns for enterprise grade deployments. 

All this and more in a complete set of 12 modules list below (based on real world experience) we will take you through how to implement data integration pipelines in production and delivered advanced orchestration patterns.

  • Module 1: Pipeline Fundamentals
  1. The History of Azure Orchestration
  2. Synapse Analytics vs Data Factory
  3. Integration Components
  4. Common Activities
  5. Execution Dependencies
  • Module 2: Integration Runtime Design Patterns
  1. Compute Types
  2. Azure
  3. Hosted
  4. SSIS
  5. Patterns & Configuration
  • Module 3: Data Transformation
  1. Data Flows
  2. Power Query Injection
  3. Spark Configuration
  4. Use Cases
  • Module 4: Dynamic Pipelines
  1. Expressions & Interpolation
  2. Simple Metadata Driven Execution
  3. Dynamic Content Chains
  4. Reference Names
  • Module 5: Pipeline Extensibility
  1. Azure Batch Service
  2. Tasks
  3. Compute Pools
  4. Scaling
  5. Pipeline Custom Activities
  6. Azure Management API
  7. Azure Functions
  • Module 6: Execution Parallelism
  1. Control Flow Scale Out
  2. Concurrency Limitations
  3. Internal vs External Activities
  4. Orchestration Framework -
  • Module 7: VNet Integration
  1. Private Endpoints
  2. Managed VNet's
  3. Firewall Bypass
  • Module 8: Security
  1. Service Principals
  2. Managed Identities
  3. Azure Key Vault Integration
  4. Customer Managed Keys
  5. Pipeline Access & Permissions
  • Module 9: Monitoring & Alerting
  1. Studio Monitoring
  2. Log Analytics & Kusto Queries
  3. Operational Dashboards
  4. Advanced Alerting
  • Module 10: Solution Testing
  1. Development Time Validation
  2. Test Coverage
  3. NUnit Tests
  • Module 11: CI/CD
  1. Source Control vs Developer UI
  2. Basic ARM Template Deployments
  3. Advanced Deployment Patterns
  • Module 12: Final Thoughts
  1. Running Costs
  2. Conclusions
  3. Best Practices

If that's not enough learning for you, a set of hands-on labs will also be made available that you can work through at your own pace. Whether you are new to Azure Data Integration Pipelines or have some experience, you will leave this course with new skills, ideas, and a much deeper understanding of the resources for your future data platform projects.





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