1. Predictive Analytics with Pre-aggregated Data in Azure Analysis Services


    Azure Analysis Services provides enterprise-grade data model hosting capabilities, allowing you to perform predictive analytics with pre-aggregated data efficiently. In Pulumi, you can define infrastructure as code to provision necessary resources for such a scenario.

    To start with, you'll need an Azure Analysis Services servere which is the central piece in providing a high-performant environment for your BI and analytics workloads. The server will host your data models, which can connect to a variety of data sources, and will be used to perform queries and return results to client applications.

    The following program demonstrates how to provision an Azure Analysis Services server with minimal configuration using Pulumi. Please ensure you have an Azure subscription and Pulumi set up correctly to work with Azure. We will use an example resource group and an Analysis Services server with a basic configuration. Note that in a real-world scenario, you should consider additional configurations like setting the appropriate SKU (pricing tier), firewall rules, and backup settings.

    import pulumi import pulumi_azure_native as azure_native # Create a resource group for organizing related resources resource_group = azure_native.resources.ResourceGroup("analytics_resource_group") # Create an Azure Analysis Services server analysis_services_server = azure_native.analysisservices.Server("analytics_server", resource_group_name=resource_group.name, # Define the location, preferably the same as the resource group to minimize latency. location=resource_group.location, # Sku defines the pricing tier and capacity for the Analysis Services server. # The following sku is a placeholder; refer to the Azure Documentation for proper sku values. sku=azure_native.analysisservices.SkuArgs( name="S1", capacity=1, tier="Standard" ), # The 'Administrator' role allows us to define users who can manage the server. administrators=azure_native.analysisservices.ServerAdministratorsArgs( members=["user@example.com"] ) ) # Export the server name and primary key for future use pulumi.export('server_name', analysis_services_server.name) pulumi.export('server_primary_key', analysis_services_server.primary_key)

    This code block sets the ground for creating an Azure Analysis Services server instance and a resource group in which it will reside.

    • The SkuArgs object defines the SKU for the Analysis Services server. The SKU essentially determines the performance/cost ratio (e.g., "S1", "S2"). You should choose an appropriate tier based on your load expectations.
    • The ServerAdministratorsArgs allows you to specify an administrator for the server. This should be the email of a user within the Azure Active Directory tenant associated with your subscription.
    • Finally, the pulumi exports provide output values of the server's name and primary key, which you can use in your application or for reference.

    This is a simplified setup and you might need additional configurations like networking and security settings. You should check Azure documentation related to Azure Analysis Services and the Pulumi API documentation for azure-native.analysisservices.Server for more advanced use cases.

    Remember to replace "user@example.com" with the actual administrator's email address. Also, consider fine-tuning the location and sku according to your specific requirements and budget.