Microsoft Azure Fundamentals - Part 4

Study Guide for AZ-900 - Azure Fundamentals Certification

This is a continuation of Part 3. If haven’t already read that, you should go through that before continuing further.

Type of Storages

Disk Storage

  • Provides disks for virtual machines (VMs)

File Storage

  • Enable sharing files in the cloud

Archive Storage

  • When you rarely need to access data

Azure Database Services

  • Classified as Platform-as-a-Service
  • Database management is done for you

There are three types of databases

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • SQL DB
  • DB Migration Services

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Globally distributed database
  • Users can update their own content


  • Relational Datbase
  • Database as a service
  • Built on latest stable version of SQL
  • Managed by Microsoft
  • Highly reliable
  • Always updated and patched

Azure DB Migration Service (DMS)

  • Fully Managed database migration tool
  • Seemlessly manage database for on-prem / other places to Azure
  • Minimal downtime
  • Gives you recommendations on best practices and how you are currently set up

Azure Marketplace

  • Place you can get applications from third party vendors and Microsoft Partners which are optimised to run on Azure
  • Application have trial period of 30 days
  • Can be found here

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