A Power BI Data Analytics Pipeline for ISVs

In this blog I set out an architecture for a data analytics pipeline that starts with an SQL Server database and ends with a Power BI dashboard. The pipeline can be fully automated so that updates to the data in the core SQL Server DB flow through the pipeline to the dashboard without human intervention…

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Bootstrap your Container-Based Azure Function

This blog builds on this Azure docs document, but starts with my own code rather than a pre-canned solution. The solution is simple: it’s a function app with a single function that is triggered by event hub content. But it’s enough to demonstrate how to create a new container-based function app using the new (in…

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Using Microsoft Azure Video Indexer

This blog takes the developer through having an Azure subscription to processing video with Azure Video Indexer (VI) REST API. At the time of this writing, VI is in preview. Find VI by going to https://azure.com, then Products, AI + Machine Learning, Cognitive Services, Vision, and finally Video Indexer. Or just search for Azure Video…

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Microsoft Azure: Send Diagnostic Monitoring Data from a Windows IaaS VM to an Event Hub

Use this article as a backgrounder on this topic. It deals primarily with monitoring Cloud Services VMs, but there is much in common between them and IaaS VMs where monitoring is concerned. These are the things that must be put into place in order to see telemetry from your Windows VM going into an Event…

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Send Telemetry to Splunk Enterprise from Azure Resources via Azure Monitor, Part 5

For Part 1 of this blog series, which contains overview material, please click here.  There are several scenarios that must be addressed when thinking about getting telemetry from Azure resources to Splunk. What if Splunk is on premises? What if you’re using Splunk Cloud? You could be using a private network connection to Azure, or…

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Send Telemetry to Splunk Enterprise from Azure Resources via Azure Monitor, Part 4

For Part 1 of this blog series, which contains overview material, please click here.  There are several scenarios that must be addressed when thinking about getting telemetry from Azure resources to Splunk. What if Splunk is on premises? What if you’re using Splunk Cloud? You could be using a private network connection to Azure, or…

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Send Telemetry to Splunk Enterprise from Azure Resources via Azure Monitor, Part 3

For Part 1 of this blog series, which contains overview material, please click here.  There are several scenarios that must be addressed when thinking about getting telemetry from Azure resources to Splunk. What if Splunk is on premises? What if you’re using Splunk Cloud? You could be using a private network connection to Azure, or…

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Send Telemetry to Splunk Enterprise from Azure Resources via Azure Monitor, Part 2

 For Part 1 of this blog series, which contains overview material, please click here.  There are several scenarios that must be addressed when thinking about getting telemetry from Azure resources to Splunk. What if Splunk is on premises? What if you’re using Splunk Cloud? You could be using a private network connection to Azure, or…

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Send Telemetry to Splunk Enterprise from Azure Resources via Azure Monitor, Part 1

Azure Monitor is Microsoft Azure’s built-in pipeline for searching, archiving, and routing your monitoring data, providing a single path for getting Azure data into 3rd party analytics systems. An open source project has recently published a Splunk modular input, or add-on, that allows users to easily send telemetry from Azure-based resources such as VMs, web…

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