How to start with Azure Data Explorer April 2022

Published Aug 10 2021 06:55 AM 3,110 Views

Telemetry data is everywhere – we find it in IOT Sensors, logs, click streams – it drives advances in the connected devices we find in our homes, smart buildings, smart factories, and in devices that consumers and businesses rely upon. Azure Data Explorer is a Logs & Telemetry database for Big Data in NRT.


Here are some of my suggestions how to start the journey with Azure Data Explorer (ADX/Kusto)


  1. Courses
    1. MS Learn: Introduction to Azure Data Explorer , 
    2. MS Learn: Write your first query with Kusto Query Language
    3. MS Learn: Gain insights from your data by using Kusto Query Language
    4. good overview that explains what ADX is, when to use ADX, and customer usages.
    5. Free online Courses:  TzviaGitlinTroyna_1-1628586168404.png
      good free short (up-to 4 hours) online courses (please don't forget to click on the "redeem this benefit" button to get the free access) 
      1. How to Start with Microsoft Azure Data Explorer
      2. Exploring Data in Microsoft Azure Using Kusto Query Language and Azure Data Explorer
      3. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer - Advanced KQL
  2. Free Cluster (No need to enter credit card nor Azure subscription)
  3. Usage flow & Docs 
    1. Azure Data Explorer Docs
    2. Select your cluster & cost estimation:
    3. create a cluster & DB 
    4. Ingest data
    5. Update Policy (triggers) 
    6. Query (from SQL to KQL, Query best practices
    7. Create a dashboard
  4. Community
    the product group is waiting for your questions and requests in one of the below 
    1. Twitter: @AzDataExplorer
    2. Tech Community Blog:
    3. YouTube Channel: YouTube 
    4. LinkedIn
    5. Stack Overflow: Tags: Kusto, Azure Data Explorer, KQL

enjoy your journey




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