Preparing for Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam and how it compares to CKA

In my previous blog post, I included some of the resources that I found useful in preparing for CKA exam (see “Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) CNCF exam preparation resources that I found useful”). What’s great is that the same resources are applicable when studying for the 2nd Kubernetes exam from Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNFC)…

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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) CNCF exam preparation resources that I found useful

Just wanted to share some of the resources that I found particularly useful in preparing for Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam by Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNFC) and The Linux Foundation. Kubernetes: Up & Running book by Brendan Burns, Joe Beda, and Kelsey Hightower Building Microservices book by Sam Newman Introduction to Kubernetes (LFS158) course…

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Configuring Azure VNet Service Endpoints (preview) for Azure Blob Storage

In this video, we experiment with configuring Azure Virtual Network Service Endpoints (preview) for Azure Blob Storage and look at how to confirm it is in place by reviewing VM NIC effective routes, storage diagnostic logs, and traceroute. We also perform simple download tests via wget and uploads via Blobporter. Video Walkthrough Tip: Play the…

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Using Teradata TdBench to generate and load 300GB TPC-H data set on Azure

In this video, we walk through downloading, installing, configuring, and using Teradata TdBench 7.2 to generate and load 1GB and 300GB TPC-H data sets into Teradata Database (Developer Tier) deployed from Azure Marketplace. Video Walkthrough Tip: Play the video full screen. Table of Contents 00:00 – Teradata TdBench 7.2 on Azure 02:36 – TdBench configuration…

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Teradata Backup to Azure Blob Storage using Data Stream Controller (DSC)

In this video, we look at backing up and restoring Teradata database tables to Azure Blob Storage using Teradata Data Stream Controller and Viewpoint VMs deployed from Azure Marketplace. Video Walkthrough Tip: Play the video full screen. Table of Contents 00:00 – Introduction01:19 – Deploy Teradata Database Solution Template03:13 – View Deployment Status04:10 – Deployment…

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Deploying Teradata Database Developer Tier on Azure

In this video walkthrough, I show how to deploy Teradata Database Developer Tier from Azure Marketplace, access Teradata Viewpoint management UI, install and use Teradata Studio GUI on Windows, and connect to Teradata database using bteq command line via SSH. Video Walkthrough Tip: Play the video full screen. Teradata on Azure Review Teradata on Azure…

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Azure Marketplace API to programmatically review and accept publisher agreement/EULA

In this quick video walkthrough, I show how to use REST API to programmatically review and accept publisher agreement/EULA for Azure Marketplace VM images. NOTE: You can also accept and review terms using Azure PowerShell cmdlets Set-AzureRmMarketplaceTerms and Get-AzureRmMarketplaceTerms Video Walkthrough Tip: Play the video full screen. You will also find the following CURL code…

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Azure AD How To Create OAuth2PermissionGrant using Graph API ("Grant Permissions" and consent for application)

In this video, I walk through the process of creating Azure Active Directory objects such as Applications, Service Principals, and OAuth2 Permission Grants using the “Grant Permissions” button in the Azure Portal and via the Azure AD Graph API (graph.windows.net) using Postman to see the low-level REST calls. NOTE: For new development it is recommended…

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Presto with Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Azure Blob Storage

In this example, I’m showing how to configure Presto connectors to query and join data from Azure Cosmos DB (using MongoDB API), Azure SQL Database, Azure Database for MySQL, and Azure Database for PostgreSQL while storing the joined results in Azure Blob Storage. Take a look at the video walkthrough below and the source code…

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Presto querying data in Azure Blob Storage and Azure Data Lake Store

Recently, I created a simple POC of a single-node Presto querying data in Azure Blob Storage (WASB) and Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS). In my example, Presto (version 0.167 or 0.178) is accessing these data stores via Presto’s hive-hadoop2 connector (with a few additional JARs) and needs Hive metastore service to store the metadata about…

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