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Learn to distribute network traffic, optimize application delivery, and defend network-level threats. Key Features Quickly get up and running with Azure networking solutions Level-up your cloud networking skills by planning, implementing, configuring, and securing your infrastructure network with Azure Leverage Azure networking services to provide applications highly available and fault tolerant environment Book Description Microsoft provides organizations with an effective way of managing their network with Azure's networking services. No matter the size of your organization, Azure provides a way to highly reliable performance and secure connectivity with its networking services. The book starts with an introduction to the Azure networking like creating Azure virtual networks, designing address spaces and subnets. Then you will learn to create and manage network security groups, application security groups, and IP addresses in Azure. Gradually, we move on to various aspects like S2S, P2S, and Vnet2Vnet connections, DNS and routing, load balancers and traffic manager. This book will cover every aspect and function required to deliver practical recipes to help readers learn from basic cloud networking practices to planning, implementing, and securing their infrastructure network with Azure. Readers will not only be able to upscale their current environment but will also learn to monitor, diagnose, and ensure secure connectivity. After learning to deliver a robust environment readers will also gain meaningful insights from recipes on best practices. By the end of this book, readers will gain hands-on experience in providing cost-effective solutions that benefit organizations. What you will learn Learn to create Azure networking services Understand how to create and work on hybrid connections Configure and manage Azure network services Learn ways to design high availability network solutions in Azure Discover how to monitor and troubleshoot Azure network resources Learn different methods of connecting local networks to Azure virtual networks Who this book is for This book is targeted towards cloud architects, cloud solution providers, or any stakeholders dealing with networking on the Azure cloud. Some prior understanding of Microsoft Azure will be a plus point.
Learn a modern approach to data analysis using Python to harness the power of programming and AI across your data. Detailed case studies bring this modern approach to life across visual data, social media, graph algorithms, and time series analysis. Key Features Bridge your data analysis with the power of programming, complex algorithms, and AI Use Python and its extensive libraries to power your way to new levels of data insight Work with AI algorithms, TensorFlow, graph algorithms, NLP, and financial time series Explore this modern approach across with key industry case studies and hands-on projects Book Description Data Analysis with Python offers a modern approach to data analysis so that you can work with the latest and most powerful Python tools, AI techniques, and open source libraries. Industry expert David Taieb shows you how to bridge data science with the power of programming and algorithms in Python. You'll be working with complex algorithms, and cutting-edge AI in your data analysis. Learn how to analyze data with hands-on examples using Python-based tools and Jupyter Notebook. You'll find the right balance of theory and practice, with extensive code files that you can integrate right into your own data projects. Explore the power of this approach to data analysis by then working with it across key industry case studies. Four fascinating and full projects connect you to the most critical data analysis challenges you're likely to meet in today. The first of these is an image recognition application with TensorFlow – embracing the importance today of AI in your data analysis. The second industry project analyses social media trends, exploring big data issues and AI approaches to natural language processing. The third case study is a financial portfolio analysis application that engages you with time series analysis - pivotal to many data science applications today. The fourth industry use case dives you into graph algorithms and the power of programming in modern data science. You'll wrap up with a thoughtful look at the future of data science and how it will harness the power of algorithms and artificial intelligence. What you will learn A new toolset that has been carefully crafted to meet for your data analysis challenges Full and detailed case studies of the toolset across several of today's key industry contexts Become super productive with a new toolset across Python and Jupyter Notebook Look into the future of data science and which directions to develop your skills next Who this book is for This book is for developers wanting to bridge the gap between them and data scientists. Introducing PixieDust from its creator, the book is a great desk companion for the accomplished Data Scientist. Some fluency in data interpretation and visualization is assumed. It will be helpful to have some knowledge of Python, using Python libraries, and some proficiency in web development.
Search, analyze, and manage data effectively with Elasticsearch 7 Key Features Extend Elasticsearch functionalities and learn how to deploy on Elastic Cloud Deploy and manage simple Elasticsearch nodes as well as complex cluster topologies Explore the capabilities of Elasticsearch 7 with easy-to-follow recipes Book Description Elasticsearch is a Lucene-based distributed search server that allows users to index and search unstructured content with petabytes of data. With this book, you'll be guided through comprehensive recipes on what's new in Elasticsearch 7, and see how to create and run complex queries and analytics. Packed with recipes on performing index mapping, aggregation, and scripting using Elasticsearch, this fourth edition of Elasticsearch Cookbook will get you acquainted with numerous solutions and quick techniques for performing both every day and uncommon tasks such as deploying Elasticsearch nodes, integrating other tools to Elasticsearch, and creating different visualizations. You will install Kibana to monitor a cluster and also extend it using a variety of plugins. Finally, you will integrate your Java, Scala, Python, and big data applications such as Apache Spark and Pig with Elasticsearch, and create efficient data applications powered by enhanced functionalities and custom plugins. By the end of this book, you will have gained in-depth knowledge of implementing Elasticsearch architecture, and you'll be able to manage, search, and store data efficiently and effectively using Elasticsearch. What you will learn Create an efficient architecture with Elasticsearch Optimize search results by executing analytics aggregations Build complex queries by managing indices and documents Monitor the performance of your cluster and nodes Design advanced mapping to take full control of index steps Integrate Elasticsearch in Java, Scala, Python, and big data applications Install Kibana to monitor clusters and extend it for plugins Who this book is for If you're a software engineer, big data infrastructure engineer, or Elasticsearch developer, you'll find this book useful. This Elasticsearch book will also help data professionals working in the e-commerce and FMCG industry who use Elastic for metrics evaluation and search analytics to get deeper insights for better business decisions. Prior experience with Elasticsearch will help you get the most out of this book.
Learn the foundations of blockchain technology - its core concepts and algorithmic solutions across cryptography, peer-to-peer technology, and game theory. Key Features Learn the core concepts and foundations of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies Understand the protocols and algorithms behind decentralized applications Master how to architect, build, and optimize blockchain applications Book Description Blockchain technology is a combination of three popular concepts: cryptography, peer-to-peer networking, and game theory. This book is for anyone who wants to dive into blockchain from first principles and learn how decentralized applications and cryptocurrencies really work. This book begins with an overview of blockchain technology, including key definitions, its purposes and characteristics, so you can assess the full potential of blockchain. All essential aspects of cryptography are then presented, as the backbone of blockchain. For readers who want to study the underlying algorithms of blockchain, you'll see Python implementations throughout. You'll then learn how blockchain architecture can create decentralized applications. You'll see how blockchain achieves decentralization through peer-to-peer networking, and how a simple blockchain can be built in a P2P network. You'll learn how these elements can implement a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, and the wider applications of blockchain work through smart contracts. Blockchain optimization techniques, and blockchain security strategies are then presented. To complete this foundation, we consider blockchain applications in the financial and non-financial sectors, and also analyze the future of blockchain. A study of blockchain use cases includes supply chains, payment systems, crowdfunding, and DAOs, which rounds out your foundation in blockchain technology. What you will learn The core concepts and technical foundations of blockchain The algorithmic principles and solutions that make up blockchain and cryptocurrencies Blockchain cryptography explained in detail How to realize blockchain projects with hands-on Python code How to architect the blockchain and blockchain applications Decentralized application development with MultiChain, NEO, and Ethereum Optimizing and enhancing blockchain performance and security Classical blockchain use cases and how to implement them Who this book is for This book is for anyone who wants to dive into blockchain technology from first principles and build a foundational knowledge of blockchain. Familiarity with Python will be helpful if you want to follow how the blockchain protocols are implemented. For readers who are blockchain application developers, most of the applications used in this book can be executed on any platform.
Solve all big data problems by learning how to create efficient data models Key Features Create effective models that get the most out of big data Apply your knowledge to datasets from Twitter and weather data to learn big data Tackle different data modeling challenges with expert techniques presented in this book Book Description Modeling and managing data is a central focus of all big data projects. In fact, a database is considered to be effective only if you have a logical and sophisticated data model. This book will help you develop practical skills in modeling your own big data projects and improve the performance of analytical queries for your specific business requirements. To start with, you'll get a quick introduction to big data and understand the different data modeling and data management platforms for big data. Then you'll work with structured and semi-structured data with the help of real-life examples. Once you've got to grips with the basics, you'll use the SQL Developer Data Modeler to create your own data models containing different file types such as CSV, XML, and JSON. You'll also learn to create graph data models and explore data modeling with streaming data using real-world datasets. By the end of this book, you'll be able to design and develop efficient data models for varying data sizes easily and efficiently. What you will learn Get insights into big data and discover various data models Explore conceptual, logical, and big data models Understand how to model data containing different file types Run through data modeling with examples of Twitter, Bitcoin, IMDB and weather data modeling Create data models such as Graph Data and Vector Space Model structured and unstructured data using Python and R Who this book is for This book is great for programmers, geologists, biologists, and every professional who deals with spatial data. If you want to learn how to handle GIS, GPS, and remote sensing data, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of R and QGIS would be helpful.
Explore the aspects of financial modeling with the help of clear and easy-to-follow instructions and a variety of Excel features, functions, and productivity tips Key Features A non data professionals guide to exploring Excel's financial functions and pivot tables Learn to prepare various models for income and cash flow statements, and balance sheets Learn to perform valuations and identify growth drivers with real-world case studies Book Description Financial modeling is a core skill required by anyone who wants to build a career in finance. Hands-On Financial Modeling with Microsoft Excel 2019 examines various definitions and relates them to the key features of financial modeling with the help of Excel. This book will help you understand financial modeling concepts using Excel, and provides you with an overview of the steps you should follow to build an integrated financial model. You will explore the design principles, functions, and techniques of building models in a practical manner. Starting with the key concepts of Excel, such as formulas and functions, you will learn about referencing frameworks and other advanced components of Excel for building financial models. Later chapters will help you understand your financial projects, build assumptions, and analyze historical data to develop data-driven models and functional growth drivers. The book takes an intuitive approach to model testing, along with best practices and practical use cases. By the end of this book, you will have examined the data from various use cases, and you will have the skills you need to build financial models to extract the information required to make informed business decisions. What you will learn Identify the growth drivers derived from processing historical data in Excel Use discounted cash flow (DCF) for efficient investment analysis Build a financial model by projecting balance sheets, profit, and loss Apply a Monte Carlo simulation to derive key assumptions for your financial model Prepare detailed asset and debt schedule models in Excel Discover the latest and advanced features of Excel 2019 Calculate profitability ratios using various profit parameters Who this book is for This book is for data professionals, analysts, traders, business owners, and students, who want to implement and develop a high in-demand skill of financial modeling in their finance, analysis, trading, and valuation work. This book will also help individuals that have and don't have any experience in data and stats, to get started with building financial models. The book assumes working knowledge with Excel.
Efficiently deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters on a cloud Key Features Deploy highly scalable applications with Kubernetes on Azure Leverage AKS to deploy, manage, and operations of Kubernetes Gain best practices from this guide to increase efficiency of container orchestration service on Cloud Book Description Microsoft is now one of the most significant contributors to Kubernetes open source projects. Kubernetes helps to create, configure, and manage a cluster of virtual machines that are preconfigured to run containerized applications. This book will be your resource for achieving successful container orchestration and deployment of Kubernetes clusters on Azure. You will learn how to deploy and manage highly scalable applications, along with how to set up a production-ready Kubernetes cluster on Azure. With this book, you will be able to reduce the complexity and operational overheads of managing a Kubernetes cluster on Azure. By the end of this book, you will not only be capable of deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters on Azure with ease, but also have the knowledge of industry best practices to work with advanced Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) concepts for complex systems. What you will learn Get to grips with Microsoft AKS deployment, management, and operations Learn about the benefits of using Microsoft AKS, as well as the limitations, and avoid potential problems Integrate Microsoft toolchains such as Visual Studio Code, and Git Implement simple and advanced AKS solutions Implement the automated scalability and high reliability of secure deployments with Microsoft AKS Use kubectl commands to monitor applications Who this book is for If you're a cloud engineer, cloud solution provider, sysadmin, site reliability engineer, or a developer interested in DevOps and are looking for an extensive guide to running Kubernetes in the Azure environment then, this book is for you. Though any previous knowledge of Kubernetes is not expected, some experience with Linux and Docker containers would be beneficial.
Protect your organization's security at all levels by introducing the latest strategies for securing DevOps Key Features Integrate security at each layer of the DevOps pipeline Discover security practices to protect your cloud services by detecting fraud and intrusion Explore solutions to infrastructure security using DevOps principles Book Description DevOps has provided speed and quality benefits with continuous development and deployment methods, but it does not guarantee the security of an entire organization. Hands-On Security in DevOps shows you how to adopt DevOps techniques to continuously improve your organization's security at every level, rather than just focusing on protecting your infrastructure. This guide combines DevOps and security to help you to protect cloud services, and teaches you how to use techniques to integrate security directly in your product. You will learn how to implement security at every layer, such as for the web application, cloud infrastructure, communication, and the delivery pipeline layers. With the help of practical examples, you'll explore the core security aspects, such as blocking attacks, fraud detection, cloud forensics, and incident response. In the concluding chapters, you will cover topics on extending DevOps security, such as risk assessment, threat modeling, and continuous security. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed in implementing security in all layers of your organization and be confident in monitoring and blocking attacks throughout your cloud services. What you will learn Understand DevSecOps culture and organization Learn security requirements, management, and metrics Secure your architecture design by looking at threat modeling, coding tools and practices Handle most common security issues and explore black and white-box testing tools and practices Work with security monitoring toolkits and online fraud detection rules Explore GDPR and PII handling case studies to understand the DevSecOps lifecycle Who this book is for Hands-On Security in DevOps is for system administrators, security consultants, and DevOps engineers who want to secure their entire organization. Basic understanding of Cloud computing, automation frameworks, and programming is necessary.
A step-by-step guide that will help you create, share, and deploy applications across your organization using MS PowerApps Key Features Create apps with rich user experiences without paying for costly developers Improve productivity with business process automation using Microsoft Power Automate Build enterprise-grade apps with MS PowerApps' built-in storage space, Common Data Service Book Description Microsoft PowerApps provides a modern approach to building business applications for mobile, tablet, and browser. Learn Microsoft PowerApps will guide you in creating powerful and productive apps that will add value to your organization by helping you transform old and inefficient processes and workflows. Starting with an introduction to PowerApps, this book will help you set up and configure your first application. You'll explore a variety of built-in templates and understand the key difference between types of applications such as canvas and model-driven apps, which are used to create apps for specific business scenarios. In addition to this, you'll learn how to generate and integrate apps directly with SharePoint, and gain an understanding of PowerApps key components such as connectors and formulas. As you advance, you'll be able to use various controls and data sources, including technologies such as GPS, and combine them to create an iterative app. Finally, the book will help you understand how PowerApps can use several Microsoft Power Automate and Azure functionalities to improve your applications. By the end of this PowerApps book, you'll be ready to confidently develop lightweight business applications with minimal code. What you will learn Design an app by simply dragging and dropping elements onto your canvas Understand how to store images within PowerApps Explore the use of GPS and how you can use GPS data in PowerApps Get to grips with using barcodes and QR codes in your apps Share your applications with the help of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Use connectors to share data between your app and Microsoft's app ecosystem Who this book is for This book is ideal for business analysts, IT professionals, and both developers and non-developers alike. If you want to meet business needs by creating high productivity apps, this book is for you. Don't worry if you have no experience or knowledge of PowerApps, this book simplifies PowerApps for beginners.