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Since January, Locke has been working at her own data-science consultancy, focused on helping companies in the areas of business intelligence, advanced analytics and other data-related management services. She’s also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Data Platform category and runs three user groups in Cardiff, while supporting a number of others.
Locke shares information frequently about Microsoft R Services, SQL Server, Azure and more. Here are some of her notes on using Azure Automation, Microsoft’s cloud service for automating long-running and frequently repeated tasks:
Stumbling into … Azure Automation
I’ve recently been trying to solve the challenge of working extracting files from AWS and getting them into Azure in my desired format. I wanted a solution that kept everything on the cloud and completely avoid local tin. I wanted it to have built-in auditing and error handling. I wanted something whizzy and new, to be honest! One way in which I attempted to tackle the task was with Azure Automation. In this post, I’ll overview Automation and explore how it stacked up for what I was attempting to use it for.