The proliferation of connected devices is creating new opportunities for business – from connected cars and cities to sensors in manufacturing plants, on farms and more. As more companies turn to cloud-powered IoT solutions to transform their business, the more important “events” become to automating actions in IoT scenarios. An event can be a change in an IoT device, a click on a mobile app or a new data entry in a customer database. In the connected world, events set in motion a process, and are therefore significant to modern cloud applications. To manage such large quantities of data and devices, businesses face a critical need to be able to learn about and react to relevant events efficiently, and easily integrate their business applications.
But implementing such a service is a challenge for many organizations. To simplify the process, Microsoft has developed Azure Event Grid, an event-routing service that offers a single resource for building event-based and serverless applications.
In a post on the Azure blog, Director of Azure Compute Corey Sanders explains how Azure Event Grid uses a publish-subscribe model to integrate and streamline event-driven services, which allows a business’ apps to more flexibly produce and consume events. It also allows serverless applications to react to many new event sources and span numerous services. Having these capabilities means businesses won’t have to build one-off connectors from IoT Hub to other Azure services, resulting in a more streamlined Azure IoT solution and standardized user interface to integrate Azure services, and developers can focus on their code without having to consider infrastructure, provisioning, and scaling.
Read Corey’s post to more about how Azure Event Grid will help businesses easily create and manage event-based and serverless applications by using an integrated single service.