The AI industry is stealing the show as tech’s goldrush of the ’20s. Just looking at ChatGPT’s record setting user growth, and rapid 3rd party integration by top brands, it is not surprising the hype suggests this is the beginning of a major digital transformation. However, using AI/ML in your own products has some major challenges and obstacles. Below is a diagram of the end to end workflow of building and using an AI model: preparing the data, training a model, fine-tuning a model, hosting and running a model, building a backend service to serve the model, and building the user interface that interacts with the model.
This blog post summarizes a presentation by Dennis Sauvé at PulumiUP 2023. Washington Trust Bank, the largest independently-owned full-service commercial bank in the Northwest, has served personal, private, commercial and wealth management clients throughout the region since 1902. It has assets exceeding $11 billion and currently has 42 branches and offices in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. As an FDIC-governed financial institution, it is imperative for the bank to maintain secure, reliable, and compliant cloud resources to protect clients’ personal data.
We are thrilled to announce the release of the Pulumi Azure Native Provider 2.0, a significant upgrade to Pulumi’s native provider for Microsoft Azure. The Azure Native provider offers the most complete support for Azure possible - with same day access to the entire surface area of the Azure features from Azure Resource Manager. Every property of each module is always represented in the SDKs. The 2.0 release brings a host of exciting features and improvements for performance and usability that will enhance your experience with managing Azure resources and empower you to build robust and scalable cloud infrastructure more efficiently.
We are happy to announce the delivery of Azure OIDC authentication, one of the most requested features for the Pulumi Azure Native Provider. With the v1.100.0 release, OpenID Connect (OIDC) authentication is now fully supported in both the Azure Native and Azure Classic providers. Let’s dig in to learn what it is, how it works, and why it’s useful.
Denis Willett is a software engineer at the North Carolina Institute of Climate Studies who works on the NOAA Open Data Dissemination Program. His work focuses on leveraging cloud technologies for the development of data processing and machine learning pipelines. Denis did his PhD in Entomology and Nematology at University of Florida and his undergraduate and masters work in Earth Systems at Stanford University. You can read his full bio here.
NOAA Open Data Dissemination (NODD) makes environmental data freely and publicly accessible across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure (Azure), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These data include near real-time satellite imagery, weather models, radar feeds, drought information, ocean databases, and a suite of climate data records among many others. This program supports more than 220 datasets and over 24PB of open data. Since its inception, the program has been growing rapidly, almost doubling in size over the past year.
At PulumiUP 2022, Tomas Jansson, software architect at Elkjøp Nordic, gave a presentation on how to enable developers to self-service infrastructure by using Pulumi’s Automation API. Elkjøp Nordic is the leading consumer electronics retailer in the Nordics. The company sells consumer electronics, mobile phones, computers, white goods, domestic appliances, and services linked to these products both directly to consumers and to businesses. It is an omnichannel retailer and serves customers both online and through more than 400 stores.
Today, Microsoft announced a new general-purpose serverless container platform: Azure Container Apps. Container Apps is a fully managed platform for microservice applications that runs on top of Kubernetes and open-source technologies like KEDA, Envoy, and Dapr.
Container Apps are designed to abstract infrastructure management with flexible serverless containers. Developers can run containers at scale without the burden of standing up and managing a Kubernetes cluster manually.
We are happy to announce same-day support for Azure Container Apps in the Pulumi Azure Native Provider, which covers 100% of the Azure Resource Manager APIs and gives you highest fidelity integration with Azure’s resources.
Containers have emerged as one of the de facto standards for running software. When adopted with the right mindset, they can drastically improve the development lifecycle and help to close the loop between local development and running your applications in the cloud.
If you’re at the stage of trying to run your application in Microsoft Azure, the choices can be overwhelming. The Azure Container product page lists 7 different products on their landing page, and for new users it can often be difficult to decide which of the myriad products is right for their use case. What can make it even more confusing is that often these container services can be interoperable, meaning you can use one container product from another!
In this post, we’re going to examine each of the main container services offered in Azure and then examine what they’re good for and what they might not be so good for. Let’s take a look!
What comes to mind when you hear DevOps? Frequently, DevOps is described as a cultural practice that enables an organization to deliver high-quality applications quickly. The DevOps model emphasizes the “breaking down of silos” and combining development and operations into a single team. Developing, deploying, and maintaining an application is the responsibility of both developers and operators across the application lifecycle.
DevOps processes rely on tooling to automate delivering and maintaining applications. This article demonstrates how to implement Azure Pipelines to build and deploy applications.