Microsoft is starting to roll out in preview a new Azure service meant to help developers who are building event-based applications.
That new service, Azure Event Grid, is designed to provide programmers building event-based and serverless applications with a higher level of abstraction, so they won't need to worry about infrastructure, provisioning, or scaling, Microsoft officials said.
"We're seeing many apps in Azure being developed around events," said Corey Sanders, Director of Azure Compute. These kinds of apps include Internet of Things (IoT), mobile apps, applications that initiate business processes and more, Sanders explained. And Azure Functions/serverless and Azure Logic apps are increasing the need for these kinds of event-based solutions, he said.
As of today, Azure Event Grid supports a limited number of services for initiating an event. Those services include Azure Blob Storage, Azure Resource Manager, Application Topics, Event Hubs, Azure Functions, Azure Automation, Logic Apps, and WebHook Endpoints. Later this year, Microsoft plans to add support for other endpoints to the service, including Azure Active Directory, IoT Hub, Service Bus Azure Daka Lake Store, Cosmos DB, and more.