Microsoft Azure data sources

This article provides an introduction to Microsoft Azure and some of its services that can be connected to Upsolver.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers.

It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.

What is Azure Blob storage?

Azure Blob storage is Microsoft's object storage solution for the cloud. Blob storage is optimized for storing massive amounts of unstructured data, such as text or binary data.

Core storage services offer a massively scalable object store for data objects, disk storage for Azure virtual machines (VMs), a file system service for the cloud, a messaging store for reliable messaging, and a NoSQL store. These services are durable and highly available, secure, scalable, managed and accessible.

What is Azure Events Hub?

Azure Event Hubs is a big data streaming platform and event ingestion service.

It can receive and process millions of events per second. Data sent to an event hub can be transformed and stored by using any real-time analytics provider or batching/storage adapters.