Cloud, Containers, and Microservices

T07 Choosing the Right Data Store - An Overview of Azure Data Platform Choices


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Denny Cherry

Owner and Principal Consultant

Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting

Choosing the right data store can make or break the performance and costs of your application. In this session, you will learn about all the options available to you in the Azure Data Platform. You'll learn about CosmosDB, Azure SQL Database, Azure Postgres and MySQL services, as well as Databricks and HDInsight. You will also learn how to leverage caching to reduce the overall workload on your data tier. We will discuss the notion of polyglot persistence, storing different data in different data stores with the goal of optimizing your overall data architecture, for flexibility and performance.

You will learn:

  • The differences between the data solutions
  • When to use different data platforms in Azure
  • When to keep databases on-premises