Azure Business Intelligence – The Icon Game!

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
  Resources   Virtual Machine
  Azure Active Directory   Blob Storage

Happy drawing!

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  • 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.

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Paul is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with 10+ years’ experience working with the complete on premises SQL Server stack in a variety of roles and industries. Now as the Business Intelligence Consultant at Purple Frog Systems has turned his keyboard to big data solutions in the Microsoft cloud. Specialising in Azure Data Lake Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, Event Hubs and IoT. Paul is also a STEM Ambassador for the networking education in schools’ programme, PASS chapter leader for the Microsoft Data Platform Group – Birmingham, SQL Bits, SQL Relay, SQL Saturday speaker and helper. Currently the Stack Overflow top user for Azure Data Factory. As well as very active member of the technical community.
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