Even the most experienced data engineer can feel overwhelmed by the range of data platform technologies in Microsoft Azure. In diverse scenarios and industries, data engineers must solve complex data problems to provide business value through data. A data engineer who understands the data types and capabilities of the data platform technologies, can pick the right tool for the job.

Imagine you're a data engineer working for an organization that's starting to explore cloud capabilities. Executives have asked the network infrastructure team to explain the benefits and drawbacks of running IT operations in Azure. The network team approaches you for information about Azure data services. Could you answer their high-level questions? This module helps you achieve that objective.

Learning objectives

In this module you will:

  • Contrast structured data with nonstructured data.
  • Explore common Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform technologies and identify when to use them.
  • List other technologies that support the common data platform technologies.