Chapter 2: Connecting Requirements and Technology
When you examine what cloud vendors are offering to form an analytical data estate, there is an abundance of options. Many data architects are investing a lot of time in carving out the right technology and the right tools to build on. This chapter will focus on the reference architecture of the modern data warehouse and introduce the suitable Microsoft Azure services with a short description, as well as the information you will need to select the right service to reach your goal.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
- Formulating your requirements
- Understanding basic architecture patterns
- Finding the right Azure tool for the right purpose
- Understanding industry data models