1. Managed Databases for AI-driven Application Backend.


    If you're planning to set up a managed database for an AI-driven application, you'll want a scalable and reliable database that can handle high-throughput workloads and store large amounts of data effectively. For this purpose, cloud providers offer managed databases which take away much of the maintenance overhead such as managing backups, scaling, and updates, and allow you to focus on your application.

    The choice of the database would depend on your specific requirements, including the type of data you're storing, the access patterns, and the specific features you need, such as full-text search or geospatial queries.

    For example, if you're building an application that requires a relational database, you might choose a managed MySQL or PostgreSQL instance. If you're dealing with unstructured data or documents, a NoSQL database like MongoDB or Azure Cosmos DB might be more appropriate.

    Let’s go ahead and create a managed PostgreSQL database in Azure using Pulumi. Azure provides Azure Database for PostgreSQL which offers built-in high availability, protection, and scalability on the fly without downtime.

    Here is how you can create a managed PostgreSQL database using Pulumi in Python:

    import pulumi from pulumi_azure_native import resources from pulumi_azure_native import dbforpostgresql as postgresql # Create a resource group to contain the database resource_group = resources.ResourceGroup("resourcegroup") # Create a PostgreSQL server in the resource group pg_server = postgresql.Server( "pgserver", resource_group_name=resource_group.name, location=resource_group.location, properties=postgresql.ServerPropertiesForDefaultCreate( administrator_login="myadmin", administrator_login_password="mySuperStrongPwd1234!#", version="11", # Choose the version of PostgreSQL you want ), sku=postgresql.SkuArgs( name="B_Gen5_2", # Defines size (GP_Gen5_2 is General Purpose, 2 vCores) ), ) # Create a PostgreSQL database in the server pg_database = postgresql.Database( "pgdatabase", resource_group_name=resource_group.name, server_name=pg_server.name, charset="UTF8", collation="English_United States.1252", ) # Export the PostgreSQL server URL pulumi.export('pg_server_url', pg_server.fully_qualified_domain_name) # To deploy this program: # - Install the required Pulumi Azure package by running `pip install pulumi-azure-native` # - Set up the Azure credentials using `az login` # - Run the command `pulumi up` to create resources on Azure

    This program creates an Azure resource group and a managed PostgreSQL server within it. It also creates a database with UTF-8 encoding and a specific collation. You'll notice that we export the fully qualified domain name of the PostgreSQL server, which can be used to connect to the database from your application using connection libraries specific to PostgreSQL.

    Make sure to replace the administrator_login_password with a strong, secure password of your choosing. Also, choose the server version that suits your application requirements. The SKU (Stock-Keeping Unit) defines the pricing tier and compute generation for your server. In this case, we've chosen the Basic tier ("B_Gen5_2"), but Azure offers various other tiers depending on your workload needs.

    Before you run this Pulumi program, make sure you have the following prerequisites covered:

    1. Install Pulumi.
    2. Install Python and the Pulumi Python package.
    3. Configure your Azure credentials (typically via az login).
    4. Run pulumi up to preview and deploy the changes.

    Read more about managing Azure resources with Pulumi.