Less Clicking, More Coding! Azure Data Platform Development Using Infrastructure as Code
Infrastructure as code is the way to deploy Azure services – right? But under looming deadlines and time crunches it can feel way faster to use the tried and tested method of going to the portal and creating resources manually or scripting your way through. In the back of your head, you know there must be a faster, better way of managing resources – but how do you make the jump?
Without having a developer background it can be difficult to know where to even start with infrastructure as code. Especially if you are working with a team of multiple people managing and operating Azure resources – this requires a full cultural change!
In this pre-con we will go through the concepts that you need to grasp in order to get started with infrastructure as code for Azure and then continue on to look at how the process for managing resources in Azure changes, compared to the way we’ve previously done it. We will look at the different tools that you can use for infrastructure as code, as well as the differences, benefits and draw backs of each. In the second half of the pre-con we will explore a complete workflow for deploying your Azure data platform architecture as code using Terraform and how to work on that code with your team. We will also explore some tips and tricks from the real world of working with Terraform.
Bring your laptop, an excited mindset and make sure you have an Azure Subscription you can work with.