Chapter 4

Describe an analytics workload on Azure

In Chapter 1, “Describe Core Data Concepts,” we approached modern data warehousing from a conceptual point of view. You learned which workload types are part of such scenarios and saw an overview of their key traits. We introduced the concepts behind the term big data, highlighting the challenges you may have to face. In addition, we explored common analytics techniques, emphasizing why they are so important for companies but, at the same time, difficult to implement. Finally, we scratched the surface of data presentation, providing a quick reference of main charts and visuals used in reports and dashboards.

This chapter takes a more practical approach, going more in depth into typical components ...

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