As Azure becomes the new normal for many organisations our architecture diagrams become ever more complicated. Articulating our designs/data flows to management or technical audiences therefore requires a new group of cloud service icons in our pretty pictures. Especially for hybrid solutions. Sadly those icons aren’t yet that familiar for most. So, here’s a very simple blog post to help you recognise what’s in the Azure stack from a Purple Frog business intelligence perspective, in no particular order.
All of the following having been snipped from the Azure portal dashboard so there shouldn’t be any surprises once you start working with these services.
|Data Catalogue||Data Factory|
|Batch Service||Data Lake Storage|
|Data Lake Analytics||Power BI|
|Cosmos DB||IoT Hub|
|Event Hub||Stream Analytics|
|Machine Learning||SQL DB|
|SQL DW||Logical SQL Server|
|Data Management Gateway||Analysis Services|
|Azure Active Directory||Blob Storage|
Just in case it can help someone, you can download the entire set of icons (PNG, SVG, Visio, PowerPoint) from Microsoft Site to help you design your diagrams. I use it very often.
Thanks Isaac, at the time of creating this post I wasn’t aware of this myself! Cheers