Discovery Hub supports multiple deployment targets in Azure for Discovery Hub layer enabling many different possible configurations of the platform. The below diagram provides an overview of the supported data storage platforms.
To configure discovery hub in Azure, decide which data storage options you desire for each layer, then select the appropriate Azure Marketplace template from the list below. Below are suggested use cases for each storage option, however, we highly recommend you consult your TimeXtender partner to help you select the options that will best fit your needs.
Azure SQL Managed Instance (Recommended)
You may want to consider an option with Azure SQL Managed Instance if you plan to split the ODX, Stage, and Data Warehouse layers into multiple databases. This is also an ideal option if you plan to migrate an existing on-premise solution into Azure.
Azure SQL Single Database
You may want to consider an option with Azure SQL Single Database if you plan to consolidate the ODX, Stage and Data Warehouse layers into a single database as this option DOES NOT support cross-database queries.
Azure Analysis Services
You may want to consider an option with Azure Analysis Services if you plan to use Power BI across your organization and/or other applications such as Excel to analyze large amounts of data at once.
Azure Data Lake
You may want to consider Azure Data Lake as a storage for the ODX if you plan to store massive amounts of data for big data & AI applications.