This is a beginner level class for data analysts with RDBMS backgrounds looking to learn more about Big Data NoSQL solutions and the available SQL layers for Big Data. The course begins with a review of the performance characteristics of SQL systems vs. NoSQL systems, so you'll know how to structure data to get maximum performance from NoSQL solutions. It then moves into a detailed tutorial on how to use Apache Phoenix, the easy-to-use SQL "skin" layer for NoSQL HBase.
This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure. This course focuses on developing in Azure using Storage, Cloud Services, Service Bus, Active Directory, WebSites and SQL among other features. This course also focuses on using the provided .NET SDKs, REST APIs, configuration and deployment options related to Azure.