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SQLBits 2024 runs from Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd March.

Achieving DevOps Nirvana: Automating Azure Data Platform Deployments with Terraform


Adopting full Infrastructure as Code (IaC) can be a daunting task, not always accessible to every data developer, given the variety in experience and skill-set. It is important we work towards the DevOps dream of us all being part of the process , and all being responsible for and understanding our solutions infrastructure – but how do we achieve this dream?

Terraform is a highly popular and easy to learn.IaC solution that simplifies the deployment process. Terraform can be used with all the major cloud providers: Azure, AWS & GCP. Also, specialist analytics tools such as Databricks have introduced their own Terraform providers to assist with deploying and managing resources into all major cloud providers.

In this workshop you will be introduced to Terraform, and learn its core concepts and components. We will then focus on designing and deploying an Azure Data Platform solution, including a Resource Group, Key Vault, ADLS (Azure Data Lake Store), Synapse and Databricks.

Once we have our solution, we will runn our Terraform via a DevOps CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) pipeline. Finally, we will cover some of the most common security and networking challengesWe then finish with best practice guidelines and comparisons with other popular IaC solutions

Join Anna Wykes and develop the core knowledge you need to work with Terraform for your Azure Data Platform solution(s), along with transferable Terraform skills that can be used with other Cloud Providers

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Azure, security, Synapse Analytics, Data Lake, deployment, Move to the cloud, DataOps, Cloud, Secure and Govern, Data Bricks