Hope, you all are doing good during this pandemic while working from home. Really, it is tough time to meet out colleagues’ friends, relatives and families. We miss each and every moment of office e.g. tea time, lunch, dinner, one-one meeting, discussions, presentations etc. However, missing all these things but still I think this is the precious time for our learning through digital ways. there are several ways to enhance our knowledge and gain experience while at home.
This is specially for our DBA friends who are working on premises or who are learning Database technology so I would recommend that they need to take a step ahead and wonder into the cloud.
Of course, I am talking about cloud computing. As, there are several cloud vendors available with the Cloud technologies, so we need not to waste our time and learn something named cloud computing as it is the huge demand of the market now-a-days.
What is cloud Computing ?.
Popular Cloud Vendors
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Google Cloud
- Alibaba Cloud
- IBM Cloud
Services Offered by Cloud Providers
All these providers are providing multiple services in the form of
- IAAS (Infrastructure as a service)
- PAAS (Platform as a service)
- SAAS (Software as a service)
How to learn MS Azure
- Simple create an account on Microsoft Azure site ( https://portal.azure.com/#home)
- User your any credit card and it will deduct only Rs.2 which is refundable
- Microsoft will give you 30 days free services for learning purpose
- Start learning after creating your account
- User services through Market place on the portal
Note: Different cloud providers provide different free time duration on their website.
From the point view of database, we need to learn database services in the cloud. We can support database in two ways in Azure
- SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machine (IAAS)
- SQL Database (PAAS)
For the first point, we need to create a virtual machine first just like we do work on premise and then work on SQL Server.
However, SQL Database is in built service in Azure and we can directly work on the same by connecting to Azure portal.
Summary: From this blog, I have tried to provoke my friends to go out and have a journey into MS cloud which will be fruitful in future. A lot of free cloud stuff is available on MS website and on Google so move and learn something new and enhance the knowledge.