Using Azure Container Instances to complete automation

We looked at Azure Container Instances. It allows us to launch a container without a cluster and without a VM. It is ideal for bursting scenarios. In this article we’ll look at another scenario for container instances:  automation. The limits of ARM Templates A great tool for automation in Azure is ARM Template. ARM Templates … More Using Azure Container Instances to complete automation

Event Hubs ingestion performance and throughput

Azure Event Hubs is a data streaming platform as a Service.  It is an ingestion service. We’ve looked at Event Hubs as the ingestion end of Azure Stream Analytics in two recent articles (here & here). Here we look at client side performance of different techniques and scenarios.  For instance, we’ll consider both AMQP & … More Event Hubs ingestion performance and throughput

Implementing & Automating Azure Stream Analytics Pipeline

In our last article, we set out to build a resilient architecture around streaming events. In this article, we are going to build the solution.  We are going to use an ARM template which automates deployment.  We will also go through the configuration of different services. The goal of the architecture was to allow a … More Implementing & Automating Azure Stream Analytics Pipeline

More reliable Replica Sets in AKS – Part 1

Availability is a core architecture attribute often sought after. We’ve taken a look at Azure Managed Kubernetes Cluster (AKS) here.  In this article (part 1), we’re going to experiment and prove that replica set aren’t “highly available” by default.  In part 2 , we’re going to look at how to architect replica sets in Azure … More More reliable Replica Sets in AKS – Part 1

Understanding identities in Azure AKS / Kubernetes

We’ve recently looked at Azure AKS (Kubernetes Cluster Managed Services).  We’ve looked at how to create a Kubernetes Cluster with 3 lines of Azure CLI. With this we are able to interact with the cluster & deploy containers. There is a bit of “auto magic” happening in there.  In this article we will focus on … More Understanding identities in Azure AKS / Kubernetes