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Moving Big data in and around Azure using Azure Data Factory.

There are numerous data storage options available on Azure, each one designed and developed for different modern data storage scenarios. These storage options could be in the form of database, data warehouse, data caches and data lakes. Usage of these depends on the application and the scale that they serve. Within databases, some applications might need relational database, some might need NOSQL, or a key-value storage, or in-memory database (for caching), or blob storage (for media and large files). Another criteria to keep in mind when selecting a database for your application is the required read-write throughput and latency. Azure has a wide array of fully-managed database services which frees up the development teams valuable time in managing, scaling and configuring these databases.

Whatever database you choose, you should also keep in mind how easy or difficult it is to move the data in and out of that database. You might have a situation in future where you need to move to a new database solution because of reasons like change in application architecture, scale, performance, or even cost. Microsoft Azure has a very powerful ETL tool called Azure Data Factory to easily move data in and around Azure at scale. It has over 80 native connectors which can serve both as source and sink.  In this blog, I would like to highlight a few features and concepts of Azure Data Factory which will serve as a quick start guide for anyone looking to do data movement and transformation on Azure.

Siddharth Bhola by Siddharth Bhola

AI Maturity Assessment

Microsoft has launched an interesting (although not comprehensive) AI maturity assessment. It certainly has a good collection of things I’d think about when considering how to leverage AI in your organization. I’m impressed it asks questions about ethics and boldness in going down a path of using AI technologies in product development or business operations. […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Adding a Debug Panel to a Power Apps Screen

Adding a debug panel on a PowerApps screen is a great way to troubleshoot errors that are being experienced within an app. Here’s how to create one in under 5 minutes.

Megan Stoffel by Megan Stoffel

My experience as the first Customer Success Intern

I wanted to give a little background about myself prior to giving my overall experience at Concurrency. I came from and IT technician background before joining Concurrency. I craved change and one thing that I really wanted was to be challenged. A few months ago, I found out that I enjoyed project management and wanted to go down that career path. The problem was that it was a huge role change and trying to figure out how to make that transition. I had no prior business background, so I was already at a disadvantage- or that’s what I thought.

Giamo Rivera by Giamo Rivera

Introduction to NGX-Formly for Automatic Form Generation

Formly is an Angular module that transforms HTML forms to Javascript/JSON configured forms. Over the past two weeks I have been using Formly to transform HTML forms and saw the benefits of how much time is saved and how much code has been condensed through this process.

Sonny Darji by Sonny Darji

The Effects of Time Thieves

How many times have you found yourself driving home from work wondering what exactly you got done that day? ... Dominica DeGrandis’ book Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow ... book focuses on “the real crime of the century – time theft.” She provides various solutions to make gaining back your time, and therefore your money, simple and easy to understand. These five “time thieves” that she identifies are the most common areas as to why work does not get done in a day ... By reading this book, I saw the clear thieves in my daily life and learned how to defend myself from them in my school and work life.

Jasmin Cox by Jasmin Cox

Concurrency, Inc. Named ServiceNow Elite Partner

Concurrency, Inc., a leading business and technology professional services firm, has been named a ServiceNow Elite Partner in recognition of Concurrency’s successful digital transformation work for clients. Only 2% of U.S. ServiceNow partners—and only 51 worldwide—have achieved Elite status, ServiceNow’s top partner designation (formerly known as Gold status).

Kim Claditis by Kim Claditis