Microsoft Azure

BJ’s Wholesale Club Opens Its Doors to the Cloud


Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 217 clubs and 138 BJ’s Gas® locations in 16 states. BJ’s Wholesale Club is known for delivering value to its members on thousands of products. The chain offers everything families need, from fresh […]

Navigating the Azure Data Pipelines


In a recent Doppler article, “Big Data on Microsoft Azure: from Insights to Action”, we discussed how batch movement and real-time movement pipelines can be run independently or in tandem, giving an organization the ability to generate insights from multiple data paths. In this article, we discuss the steps involved and the opportunities to be […]

Big Data on Microsoft Azure: from Insights to Action


“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” More than 100 years after it was written, this observation by fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes still rings true. Businesses today rarely act – or even contemplate an action – without analyzing troves of data. They can make good use of data, in part, because […]

Azure Continues to Evolve for Its Customers. Are You Profiting?


CTP’s Minimum Viable Cloud (MVC) methodology is core to how we build production-grade public cloud environments with baseline security and automation. Keeping up with contemporary industry best practices and the latest cloud services from CSPs are key to delivering a successful cloud foundation. This article will review several recent announcements and enhancements from Microsoft, and […]

Five Steps to Better Security in Microsoft Azure


Data breaches are becoming a regular headline on the evening news, and no CISO in the world wants to have their company added to that growing list. Many organizations are still laboring under the mistaken idea that their internal data centers are more secure than those of the major public cloud providers. Gartner even ranked […]

Microsoft Azure Subscriptions and Migration Considerations


An Azure subscription is an agreement with Microsoft to use one or more Microsoft cloud platforms or services. Microsoft offers various subscription options for consuming cloud services, but the three primary options are: Pay-As You Go, Azure Enterprise Agreement (Azure EA) and Azure Cloud Service Provider (Azure CSP). In many instances after initial engagement, the […]