The Windows Azure Platform:
A Perspective
David Chappell
Chappell & Associates
Illustrating Cloud Computing
Two broad categories

              Cloud
            Application
                           ...
An Overview of the Windows Azure
Platform
The Windows Azure Platform



                                     SQL Azure
         Cloud
       Applications
          ...
Windows Azure
An illustration


                                                       Application

                      ...
Windows Azure Compute Service
A closer look


                                        VMs           VMs
HTTP/
HTTPS
      ...
Windows Azure Storage Service
A closer look


                 HTTP/
                 HTTPS
                              ...
Developing for Windows Azure

                        Visual Studio



              Windows Azure Development Fabric


  ...
SQL Azure

                                                             SQL Azure


                                      ...
SQL Azure Database
An Illustration

                            SQL Azure Database


                             Database...
SQL Azure Database
Using one or multiple databases


                            SQL Azure Database


                    ...
Windows Azure Platform AppFabric
Infrastructure in the cloud


                                                         Wi...
Using the Windows Azure
Platform: Scenarios
Applying Azure (1)
Some characteristics of Azure-appropriate applications

 Apps that need massive scale
  – Example: A W...
Applying Azure (2)
Some characteristics of Azure-appropriate applications

 Apps that must fail fast or scale fast
  – Ex...
Building on Azure
A non-Azure app using Windows Azure storage



                Blobs                 SQL Azure




     ...
Building on Azure
A massively scalable web app exposed on the public Internet



                                       Ta...
Building on Azure
 A massively scalable web app with background processing



Tables                   Queues             ...
Building on Azure
A web app with relational storage



                                      SQL Azure
                   ...
Building on Azure
A web app using cloud and on-premises data

                           SQL Azure

            Web Role
 ...
Building on Azure
A parallel processing application




                    Queues                   Blobs
               ...
The Windows Azure Platform and
Its Competitors
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

 AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides
  virtual machines running Linux or Windows

   Amaz...
Amazon Web Services
  Comparing storage options


                     Amazon Web Services       Windows Azure Platform

 ...
Google AppEngine

 AppEngine runs Python and Java applications

 Google AppEngine             Windows Azure Platform


  ...
Force.com

 Salesforce.com’s Force.com focuses on data-
  driven enterprise applications
      Force.com              Win...
Conclusions

 Cloud platforms are here
  – Microsoft is placing a big bet with the Windows
    Azure platform


 A new w...
For Further Reading

 Introducing the Windows Azure Platform
     http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=158011


 Intro...
About the Speaker
    David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates
    (www.davidchappell.com) in San Francisco, C...
Copyright © 2010 David Chappell
Chappell & Associates


www.davidchappell.comSOAP/WS-*
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The Windows Azure Platform: A Perspective - David Chappell

  1. 1. The Windows Azure Platform: A Perspective David Chappell Chappell & Associates
  2. 2. Illustrating Cloud Computing Two broad categories Cloud Application Cloud Platform Users Developers  Cloud applications – Often called Software as a Service (SaaS)  Cloud platforms – Such as the Windows Azure platform
  3. 3. An Overview of the Windows Azure Platform
  4. 4. The Windows Azure Platform SQL Azure Cloud Applications Windows Azure Windows Azure Platform AppFabric On-Premises Applications Windows Others
  5. 5. Windows Azure An illustration Application Compute Storage Config Fabric … SQL Azure Applications Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Windows Azure Applications Windows Others
  6. 6. Windows Azure Compute Service A closer look VMs VMs HTTP/ HTTPS Web Worker Load Role Role Balancer IIS Instance Instance Agent Agent Application Compute Storage Fabric …
  7. 7. Windows Azure Storage Service A closer look HTTP/ HTTPS Blobs Tables Queues Application Compute Storage Fabric …
  8. 8. Developing for Windows Azure Visual Studio Windows Azure Development Fabric Web Role Worker Role Instance Instance Storage Fabric Windows Server 2008/ SQL Server Windows 7/Windows Vista Express
  9. 9. SQL Azure SQL Azure SQL Azure Database Others (Future) SQL Azure Applications Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Windows Azure Applications Windows Others
  10. 10. SQL Azure Database An Illustration SQL Azure Database Database TDS Application Database Database SQL Azure Database Others (Future)
  11. 11. SQL Azure Database Using one or multiple databases SQL Azure Database Database Application Database Database Application Database
  12. 12. Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Infrastructure in the cloud Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Service Bus Access Control ? SQL Azure Applications Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Windows Azure Applications Windows Others
  13. 13. Using the Windows Azure Platform: Scenarios
  14. 14. Applying Azure (1) Some characteristics of Azure-appropriate applications  Apps that need massive scale – Example: A Web 2.0 application  Apps that need high reliability – Example: A Software as a Service (SaaS) application  Apps with variable load – Example: An on-line ticketing application  Apps with a short or unpredictable lifetime – Example: An app created for a marketing campaign  Apps that do parallel processing – Example: A financial modeling application
  15. 15. Applying Azure (2) Some characteristics of Azure-appropriate applications  Apps that must fail fast or scale fast – Example: Start-ups  Apps that don’t fit well in an organization’s data center – Example: A firm with no data center – Example: A joint venture – Example: A business unit that wishes to avoid its IT department  Apps that can benefit from external storage – Example: An application that archives data
  16. 16. Building on Azure A non-Azure app using Windows Azure storage Blobs SQL Azure On-Premises or Hosted Application
  17. 17. Building on Azure A massively scalable web app exposed on the public Internet Tables Web Role Instance Users
  18. 18. Building on Azure A massively scalable web app with background processing Tables Queues Blobs Web Role Worker Role Instance Instance Users
  19. 19. Building on Azure A web app with relational storage SQL Azure Web Role Instance Users
  20. 20. Building on Azure A web app using cloud and on-premises data SQL Azure Web Role Service Bus Instance On-premises Database Users
  21. 21. Building on Azure A parallel processing application Queues Blobs Worker Role Web Role Instance Instance User
  22. 22. The Windows Azure Platform and Its Competitors
  23. 23. Amazon Web Services (AWS)  AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides virtual machines running Linux or Windows Amazon Web Services Windows Azure Platform EC2 VM VM Relational Database SQL Azure Your Service Your Database Your Application Application DBMS AWS Windows Linux or Storage Windows Azure Storage Windows Server Windows Azure Fabric
  24. 24. Amazon Web Services Comparing storage options Amazon Web Services Windows Azure Platform Simple Storage Service Windows Azure Storage Blob storage (S3) Blobs Scale-out storage Windows Azure Storage SimpleDB Tables Queues Simple Queue Service Windows Azure Storage (SQS) Queues RDBMS running in a VM, Relational storage Relational Database SQL Azure Service (RDS)
  25. 25. Google AppEngine  AppEngine runs Python and Java applications Google AppEngine Windows Azure Platform Web App Role SQL Azure Worker Database Task Role Python/Java Datastore, Windows Windows Azure Runtime Task Lists Storage Server Windows Azure Fabric
  26. 26. Force.com  Salesforce.com’s Force.com focuses on data- driven enterprise applications Force.com Windows Azure Platform Web Role SQL Azure Enterprise Database Application Worker Role Force.com Force.com Windows Windows Azure Runtime Database Server Storage Windows Azure Fabric
  27. 27. Conclusions  Cloud platforms are here – Microsoft is placing a big bet with the Windows Azure platform  A new world is unfolding – Prepare to be part of it
  28. 28. For Further Reading  Introducing the Windows Azure Platform http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=158011  Introducing Windows Azure http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9682907  Windows Azure and ISVs: A Guide for Decision Makers http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=157857
  29. 29. About the Speaker David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates (www.davidchappell.com) in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps people around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about new technology. David has been the keynote speaker for many events and conferences on five continents, and his seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of IT decision makers, architects, and developers in forty countries. His books have been published in a dozen languages and used regularly in courses at MIT, ETH Zurich, and other universities. In his consulting practice, he has helped clients such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Stanford University, and Target Corporation adopt new technologies, market new products, train their sales staffs, and create business plans. Earlier in his career, David wrote networking software, chaired a U.S. national standards working group, and played keyboards with the Peabody-award-winning Children’s Radio Theater. He holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  30. 30. Copyright © 2010 David Chappell Chappell & Associates www.davidchappell.comSOAP/WS-*
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