How to crack the Azure AZ-900 exam in 7 days – Part2

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Describe the differences between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Describe Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Describe Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Describe Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Compare and contrast the three different service type


Common Categories in Azure: –

  • AI + Machine Learning
  • Analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Compute
  • Containers
  • Databases
  • Developer Tools
  • DevOps
  • Hybrid
  • Identity
  • Integration
  • Internet of Things
  • Management and Governance
  • Media
  • Migration
  • Mixed Reality
  • Mobile
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Storage
  • Web
  • Windows Virtual Desktop

Most commonly-used categories:

  • Compute
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Mobile
  • Databases
  • Web
  • Internet of Things
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • DevOps

Application under AI + Machine Learning category: –

  1. Azure Bot Service-Serverless bot service
  2. Azure Databricks – Apache Spark-based analytics platform
  3. Azure Cognitive Search – AI-powered cloud search service for mobile and web app development
  4. Bing Autosuggest – Autosuggest options for searches
  5. Bing Custom Search -An easy-to-use, advert-free, commercial-grade search tool
  6. Bing Entity Search – Enrich your experiences by identifying and augmenting entity information
  7. Bing Image Search – Search for images
  8. Bing News Search – Search for news
  9. Bing Spell Check-Detecting and correcting spelling mistakes
  10. Bing Video Search-Search for videos
  11. Bing Visual Search-Get rich insights to help build compelling image applications.
  12. Bing Web Search-Get enhanced search details of web documents
  13. Cognitive Services-Add smart API capabilities to enable contextual interactions
  14. Computer Vision– Actionable information from images
  15. Content moderator-Automated image, text and video moderation
  16. Custom Vision– Computer vision models for your unique use case
  17. Data Science Virtual Machines-Pre-configured environment for AI development
  18. Face-Detect, identify, analyse, organise and tag faces in photos
  19. Azure Machine Learning– End-to-end, scalable, trusted platform with experimentation and model management
  20. Machine Learning Studio– Build, deploy and manage predictive analytics solutions
  21. Microsoft Genomics-Power genome sequencing & research insights
  22. Translator Speech– Real-time speech translation with a simple REST API call
  23. Language Understanding– Understand commands from your users
  24. Form Recogniser PREVIEW– Extraction service that understands your forms
  25. Ink Recogniser PREVIEW -Recognises digital ink content, such as handwriting, shapes and ink document layout
  26. Personaliser-Personalised user experience
  27. QnA Maker-Information into conversational, easy-to-navigate answers
  28. Speaker Recognition PREVIEW -Speech to identify and verify individual speakers
  29. Speech translation-Easily integrate real-time speech translation to your app
  30. Speech-to-Text-Convert spoken audio to text for more natural interactions
  31. Text Analytics– Evaluate sentiment and topics to understand what users want
  32. Text to Speech-Convert text to speech
  33. Translator Text– Conduct machine translation with a simple REST API call
  34. Video Indexer-Unlock video insights
  35. Kinect DK– Computer vision and speech models using a developer kit with advanced AI sensors
  36. Anomaly detector PREVIEW – Anomaly detection capabilities.
  37. Azure Open Datasets-Cloud platform to host and share curated open datasets.
  38. Immersive Reader PREVIEW -Empower users of all ages and abilities to read and comprehend text

Applications under Compute: –

  1. Virtual Machines– Windows and Linux virtual machines in cloud.
  2. Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)-Deployment, management and operations of Kubernetes
  3. Service Fabric-Develop microservices and orchestrate containers on Windows or Linux
  4. App Service-Create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile
  5. Container Instances-Easily run containers on Azure without managing servers.
  6. Batch-Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management
  7. SQL Server on virtual machines– Enterprise SQL Server apps in the cloud
  8. Cloud Services-Create highly available, infinitely scalable cloud applications and APIs
  9. SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances-Run the largest SAP HANA workloads of any hyperscale cloud provider
  10. Azure functions-Process events with serverless code
  11. Virtual Machine Scale Sets-Manage and scale up to thousands of Linux and Windows virtual machines
  12. Web Apps-Create and deploy mission-critical web apps at scale
  13. Mobile apps-Build and host the back-end for any mobile app
  14. API apps-Easily build and consume Cloud APIs
  15. Linux Virtual Machines-Virtual machines for Ubuntu, Red Hat and more
  16. Windows Virtual Desktop-Virtual desktop experience – delivered on Azure
  17. Azure CycleCloud-Create, manage, operate and optimise HPC and big compute clusters of any scale
  18. Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple– VMware workloads natively on Azure
  19. Azure Dedicated Host-A dedicated physical server to host your Azure VMs for Windows and Linux
  20. Azure Spring Cloud-A fully managed Spring Cloud service, built and operated with Pivotal

Applications under Networking category : –

  1. Content Delivery Network-Ensure secure, reliable content delivery with broad global reach
  2. Azure ExpressRoute-Dedicated private-network fibre connections to Azure
  3. Azure DNS-Host DNS domain in Azure
  4. Virtual Network-Provision private networks, optionally connect to on-premises data centres
  5. Traffic Manager-Route incoming traffic
  6. Load Balancer-Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications
  7. VPN Gateway-Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity
  8. Application Gateway-Build secure and scalable web front ends in Azure
  9. Azure DDoS Protection-Protect your applications from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks
  10. Network Watcher-Network performance monitoring and diagnostics solution
  11. Azure Firewall-Native firewalling capabilities with built-in high availability, unrestricted cloud scalability and zero maintenance
  12. Virtual WAN-Optimise and automate branch-to-branch connectivity through Azure
  13. Azure Front Door-Scalable, security-enhanced delivery point for global, microservice-based web applications
  14. Azure Bastion-Private and fully managed RDP and SSH access to your virtual machines
  15. Azure Private Link PREVIEW-Private access to services hosted on the Azure platform, keeping your data on the Microsoft network
  16. Azure Internet Analyzer PREVIEW-Test how networking infrastructure changes will affect your customers’ performance.
  17. Azure Firewall Manager PREVIEW-Central network security policy and route management for globally distributed, software-defined perimeters
  18. Web Application Firewall– Cloud-native web application firewall (WAF) service that provides powerful protection for web apps

Applications under Storage category:-

  1. Storage Accounts– cloud storage
  2. Azure Backup– data protection and protect against ransomware
  3. StorSimple-Lower costs with an enterprise hybrid cloud storage solution
  4. Azure Data Lake Storage-Massively scalable, secure data lake functionality built on Azure Blob Storage
  5. Blob Storage-REST- object storage for unstructured data
  6. Disk storage-Persistent, secured disk options supporting virtual machines
  7. Managed Disks– disk storage for Azure virtual machines
  8. Queue Storage-Effectively scale apps according to traffic
  9. File storage-File shares that use the standard SMB 3.0 protocol
  10. Data Box-Appliances and solutions for data transfer to Azure and edge compute
  11. Avere vFXT for Azure-Run high-performance, file-based workloads in the cloud
  12. Azure FXT Edge Filer-Hybrid storage optimisation solution for HPC environments
  13. Azure HPC Cache-File caching for high-performance computing (HPC)
  14. Archive Storage-Industry-leading price point for storing rarely accessed data
  15. Storage Explorer-View and interact with Azure Storage resources
  16. Azure NetApp Files-Enterprise-grade Azure file shares, powered by NetApp
  17. Azure Data Share-A simple and safe service for sharing big data with external organisations

Application under Database category: –

  1. Azure API for FHIR-Easily create and deploy a FHIR service for health data solutions and interoperability
  2. SQL Server on virtual machines-Host enterprise SQL Server apps in the cloud
  3. Azure SQL Database-Managed, intelligent SQL in the cloud
  4. Azure Cosmos DB-Globally distributed, multi-model database for any scale
  5. Azure Cache for Redis-Power applications with high throughput, low latency data access
  6. Table storage-NoSQL key-value store using semi-structured datasets
  7. Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Managed PostgreSQL database service for app developers
  8. Azure Database for MariaDB-Managed MariaDB database service for app developers
  9. Azure Database for MySQL-Managed MySQL database service for app developers
  10. Azure Database Migration Service-Simplify on-premises database migration to the cloud
  11. Azure SQL Database Edge PREVIEW -Small-footprint, edge-optimised data engine with built-in AI