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IoT Solutions in Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite

Data Acquisition and Analysis in the Real World


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Getting Started

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Scott Klein
      Pages 3-13
    3. Scott Klein
      Pages 15-37
  3. Data on the Move

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Scott Klein
      Pages 41-55
    3. Scott Klein
      Pages 57-70
    4. Scott Klein
      Pages 71-84
    5. Scott Klein
      Pages 85-103
    6. Scott Klein
      Pages 105-122
  4. Data at Rest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Scott Klein
      Pages 143-154
    3. Scott Klein
      Pages 155-172
    4. Scott Klein
      Pages 173-190
    5. Scott Klein
      Pages 191-212
    6. Scott Klein
      Pages 227-252
  5. More on Cortana Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Scott Klein
      Pages 255-272

About this book


Collect and analyze sensor and usage data from Internet of Things applications with Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. Internet connectivity to everyday devices such as light bulbs, thermostats, and even voice-command devices such as Google Home and's Alexa is exploding. These connected devices and their respective applications generate large amounts of data that can be mined to enhance user-friendliness and make predictions about what a user might be likely to do next. Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite is a cloud-based platform that is ideal for collecting data from connected devices. You'll learn about data acquisition and analysis, including real-time analysis. Real-world examples are provided to teach you to detect anomalous patterns in your data that might lead to business advantage.

We live in a time when the amount of data being generated and stored is growing at an exponential rate. Understanding and getting real-time insight into these data is critical to business. IoT Solutions in Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite walks you through a complete, end-to-end journey of how to collect and store data from Internet-connected devices. You'll learn to analyze the data and to apply your results to solving real-world problems. Your customers will benefit from the increasingly capable and reliable applications that you'll be able to deploy to them. You and your business will benefit from the gains in insight and knowledge that can be applied to delight your customers and increase the value from their business. 

What You Will Learn
  • Go through data generation, collection, and storage from sensors and devices, both relational and non-relational
  • Understand, from end to end, Microsoft’s analytic services and where they fit into the analytical ecosystem
  • Look at the Internet of your things and find ways to discover and draw on the insights your data can provide
  • Understand Microsoft's IoT technologies and services, and stitch them together for business insight and advantage


IoT Internet of Things NoSQL Azure Microsoft Analytics Real-Time Processing Big Data Azure IoT Hub Stream Analytics Data Lake Azure Data Factory HDInsight Azure Machine Learning Cortana Analytics Azure Data Catalog USQL U-SQL Azure Event Hub

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.RedmondUSA

About the authors

Scott Klein is a Microsoft Data Platform Technical Evangelist who lives and breathes data. His passion for data technologies brought him to Microsoft in 2011 and has allowed him to travel all over the globe evangelizing SQL Server and Microsoft’s cloud data services. Prior to Microsoft, Scott was one of the first four SQL Azure MVPs. Scott has authored several books that talk about SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, and continues to look for ways to help developers and companies grok the benefits of cloud computing. He also thinks “grok” is an awesome word. Scott’s fascination with data and the growth of Big Data and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies has led him to the fantastic world of data discovery and data analytics.

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