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    Hi All

    Has anyone ported their PB applications onto a cloud such as Azure ?

    What's the experience like? can you elaborate?
    Are there alternative cloud platforms that can do the same thing?

    I would be very grateful for any help in this issue.
    Thank you in advance.

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    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azu...r/connect-odbc

    Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a widely accepted application programming interface (API) for database access. Use ODBC to connect to Azure Data Explorer from applications that don't have a dedicated connector.

    Behind the scenes, applications call functions in the ODBC interface, which are implemented in database-specific modules called drivers. Azure Data Explorer supports a subset of the SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS), so it can use the ODBC driver for SQL Server.

    Also https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql...ql-server-2017

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    • #3
      The question is a bit unspecific, as "Azure" is a marketing term that covers lots of different technologies.

      So the answer to your question - depending on which "Azure" I have in mind - can range from a) "doesn't need a port, runs out of the box" to b) "can't be ported at all" and c) anything in between.

      a) One can spin up virtual machines (VM) in Azure, which run the flavor of Windows of your choice. The client application typically isn't even aware that it runs on a VM.
      b) One can spin upvirtual machines (VM) in Azure, which run a Linux. You'll (most likely) never be able to port your program with PB to run on these.
      c) There are tons of Azure service with which your application might be able to interact. E.g. doing email with SMTP, POP3, IMAP is possible, if your mail account is in the cloud.

      tl;dr
      Be more specific what you're attempting to port.

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      • #4
        > Are there alternative cloud platforms that can do the same thing?

        I am not the one to ask about the cloud (big SQLitening Client Server fan.)
        https://www.stacktunnel.com/top-clou...providers.html







        https://duckduckgo.com instead of google

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        • #5
          Thanks to all for the info

          Knuth, you said that "One can spin up virtual machines (VM) in Azure, which run the flavor of Windows of your choice." Do you know how to do this?
          I wish to port some PB programs into this VM and test run it.
          I won't want to use the .Net stuff or porgrams as they are locked onto microsoft.

          As Mike has put it that there are alternative cloud platforms other than Azure, as locking onto microsoft has proven to be unfavorable in the past.


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          • #6
            Tim, as Knuth said, Azure is a conglomorate of services, but if you want to service data and provide API to your data, then FastCGI is supported and with ODBC (I prefer SQL Tools) via web servers.

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            • #7
              Thank you Carlo
              Have you tried placing your PB app into a cloud yet ? And which cloud should I use as Mike has listed out some 13 clouds.
              I wish to test out the viability of a PB App being shared and used via a cloud.

              I think this is a forward looking way for our future distribution of my company's software. Customer will pay
              for usage and if he didn't pay, then we will stop his service.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tim Lakinir View Post
                Thanks to all for the info

                Knuth, you said that "One can spin up virtual machines (VM) in Azure, which run the flavor of Windows of your choice." Do you know how to do this?
                I wish to port some PB programs into this VM and test run it.
                I won't want to use the .Net stuff or porgrams as they are locked onto microsoft.

                As Mike has put it that there are alternative cloud platforms other than Azure, as locking onto microsoft has proven to be unfavorable in the past.

                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azu...-create-portal

                Might be picking hairs but Azure is 100% a Microsoft product. fwiw you can spin up VM's in AWS and Google cloud as well as pretty much every other cloud provider. Just search for Tutorial along with your favorite cloud provider name.
                LarryC
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tim Lakinir View Post
                  Thanks to all for the info

                  Knuth, you said that "One can spin up virtual machines (VM) in Azure, which run the flavor of Windows of your choice." Do you know how to do this?
                  I wish to port some PB programs into this VM and test run it.
                  Try it out for yourself: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/free/

                  I won't want to use the .Net stuff or porgrams as they are locked onto microsoft.
                  That is a wrong perception. E.g. C# is a Ecma and ISO standard nd open sourced: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_Shar..._and_licensing.

                  There's also .NET Core, also open sourced: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Core

                  BTW, there's a lot MS has open-sourced: https://github.com/microsoft

                  These days MS isn't the MS of the Ballmer area any longer. In fact, with lots of news over the past years I was wondering "Who are you and what have you done with evel MS of old?"

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