Tier applications and data for analytics

Azure Stack

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Easily tier data and applications on-premises and in Azure, with architecture that supports greater efficiency in applications. Filter unnecessary data early in the process, easily bring cloud applications close to the data on-premises, and analyze large scale aggregate data from multiple locations in Azure, for fleet-level insights.


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Data flow

  1. Data flows into a storage account.
  2. Function on Azure Stack analyzes the data for anomalies or compliance.
  3. Locally-relevant insights are displayed on the Azure Stack app.
  4. Insights and anomalies are placed into a queue.
  5. The bulk of the data is placed into an archive storage account.
  6. Function sends data from queue to Azure Storage.
  7. Globally-relevant and compliant insights are available in the global app.


  • Storage: Durable, highly available, and massively scalable cloud storage
  • Azure Functions: Process events with serverless code
  • Azure Stack: Build and run innovative hybrid applications across cloud boundaries

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