ACA

ACA stands for Azure Container Apps. Azure Container Apps are a flavor of a hosted Kubernetes services in the Microsoft Azure cloud. ACA is a fully Platform As A Service (PaaS) resource. In the ACA service, Microsoft manages all components of the underlying Kubernetes cluster, including the system nodes (control plane) and the user nodes … Read more

ACI

ACI stands for Azure Container Instance. It is a lightweight container PaaS service which allows the end customer to deploy, configure and manage a simple container-based solution based on a docker or other container image, without having to manage the underlying container cluster components. ACI can work together with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) by making … Read more

ACR

ACR stands for Azure Container Registry. It is a PaaS resource which encapsulates the management of container images, such as Docker images in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. ACR is tightly integrated to other container services in Azure, such as AKS. An AKS cluster can utilize an ACR registry to pull its container images from. An … Read more

ACU

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ACU The concept of the Azure Compute Unit (ACU) provides a way of comparing compute (CPU) performance across Azure SKUs. This will help you easily identify which SKU is most likely to satisfy your performance needs. ACU is currently standardized on a Small (Standard_A1) VM being 100 and all other SKUs then represent approximately how … Read more

AI accelerator

AI accelerator An AI accelerator is a specialized hardware component designed to perform artificial intelligence tasks more efficiently than traditional processors. It can speed up the execution of machine learning algorithms and neural networks, which are commonly used in AI applications such as image recognition, natural language processing, and autonomous driving. AI accelerators typically have … Read more

AKS

AKS standards for Azure Kubernetes Service. It is an Azure cloud managed fully-featured Kubernetes cluster service. In AKS, there are system node pools and user node pools. System node pools host the AKS infrastructure components, i.e. the control plane components of the Kubernetes cluster, such as the API server. User node pools host the customer … Read more

AMQP

Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)

The Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) is an open standard for passing business messages between applications or organizations.  It connects systems, feeds business processes with the information they need and reliably transmits onward the instructions that achieve their goals. AMQP can be thought of as an integration service protocol or middleware protocol. AMQP connects across: Reference: … Read more

Apache Kafka

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Apache Kafka is an open-source distributed event streaming platform used by thousands of companies for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications. Microsoft Azure has a Kafka service implementation in its HDInsight cloud service. In Azure you can also use Azure Event Hubs to stream data from Apache Kafka applications without setting … Read more

Authentication

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Authentication Authentication (from Greek: αὐθεντικός authentikos, “real, genuine”, from αὐθέντης authentes, “author”) is the act of proving an assertion, such as the identity of a computer system user. In contrast with identification, the act of indicating a person or thing’s identity, authentication is the process of verifying that identity. It might involve validating personal identity … Read more

Authorization

security and privacy

Authorization Authorization is the function of specifying access rights/privileges to resources, which is related to general information security and computer security, and to access control in particular. More formally, “to authorize” is to define an access policy. For example, human resources staff are normally authorized to access employee records and this policy is often formalized … Read more

Azure

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The Azure cloud platform is more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life—to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Build, run, and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises, and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice. Microsoft Azure, often referred to as … Read more